Florence + The Machine
High As Hope
I love Florence; her voice, her style, her message of hope; and “Hunger” is as great as any of music. I love the fact that there is almost an under-production to this song, so that Florence’s voice overshines all else. And the lyrics are so hopeful. It is a perfect Baroque Pop song, similar to Kate Bush in her style. I love this song. If this is any foreshadow of the album, Florence + The Machine have reached the top again. As her bio says about the song:
THIS SONG WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE A SONG, IT WAS A POEM WRITTEN IN AN EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND THE WAYS I LOOKED FOR LOVE IN THINGS THAT WERE NOT LOVE. I WAS NEVER THINKING IT WOULD BE A SONG BUT MAYBE THAT’S THE POINT. AND BY SINGING IT OUT LOUD, TOGETHER WE BECOME A CHOIR, A CHORUS HIGHER THAN THE HURT, LOUDER THAN LONELINESS.