Lungs of High Hope

Art by: Ink Thistle

Happiness Hit Her Like a Train on a Track (lungs):

I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map, and knew that somehow I could find my way back (lungs)

’Cause I am done with my graceless heart, so tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart (ceremonials)

Oh My love, don’t forsake me, take what the water gave me (ceremonials)

I can’t help but pull the earth around me, to make my bed (how big, how blue, how beautiful)

I’ll bear all this echoing (how big, how blue, how beautiful)

Over the glowing hill, I will conquer (how big, how blue, how beautiful)

I couldn’t hide from the thunder in a sky full of song (high as hope)

You need a big God, big enough to hold your love (high as hope)

We all have a hunger (high as hope)


You want to know an example of an artist wave? Listen to the way Florence Welch sings the word “love” or ignites “let it rain on me” in her new track,“Big God”. Above, you’ll find 10 stunning lyrics from Florence + the Machine’s now extensive catalog — the last three lines coming from the new record, High as Hope. It reads like poetry and furthermore, each line within its respective song is delivered by Welch with such elegant force.

It’s simple, when Welch sings you listen. You understand each word as it emotionally flies from her because she presents it to you in a way that is stylistically her own. It’s evident there is a great deal of thought put into each word when the pen hits the paper. In case that’s not creative enough, Welch then invents vocal colors of her own upon belting out her heartfelt words. There is something unspoken about profound lyrics that are then backed by a machine-like voice such as Welch’s — one of raw integrity. When being performed live, it’s multidimensional art. It makes you think, it makes you feel, it makes you high on hope.


The new record from Florence + the Machine, High as Hope will be released on June 29th

Catch Florence + the Machine on tour starting July 12th

Apple Music subscribers can watch the video for “Big God” and the video for “Hunger” below


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