• Jacqueline Walker

Review: Florence and the Machine's 'Sky Full of Song'


Earlier this year, indie rock band Florence and the Machine released a new single, "Sky Full of Song," from its fourth album, "High as Hope.”

The song "Sky Full of Song" has a duration of 3:46, and the genre is Alternative. The lyrics of Florence and the Machine songs are known for being difficult to interpret, which makes it fun and challenging for song interpreters.

In the song, there is a verse in which the speaker says, “I was screaming at my father, and you were screaming at me, I can feel your anger from way across the sea.”

Watching and listening to the song, it seems to be that Florence has been acting out and making the wrong choices because she want to make "him" angry. However, she realizes that she was hiding and running from something and that she needs help for because of the actions she has caused.

Looking at the lyrics, you can tell there are a lot of things going and she’s tired of everything.

According to Songfacts.com, "'This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed. Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it's hard to know how to come down,' frontwoman Florence Welch said. 'There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It's an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.'"

Here is the music video so you can watch and listen to the song.

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