SINGLE REVIEW: Florence + The Machine – Hunger
Last month Florence + The Machine released an exclusive track for Record Store Day from her forthcoming fourth studio album. “Sky Full Of Stars” was an emotional and intimate moment that reflected on the craving we have for someone to just hold you and to be fully in the moment with. And now she has finally released the lead single “Hunger” along with the announcement that her highly anticipated record “High As Hope” will be released on June 29. She’s delivered a classic sounding Florence + The Machine production that is a little predictable and you can’t help but want more from a lead single. However when you take away that factor you will be captivated by this track. It has this adventurous layering that will make you want to put it on repeat and go exploring. It reflects on the way we all have this hunger inside of us to want to change and stand up for things. “Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free. The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me. Don’t let it get you down, you’re the best thing I’ve seen. We never found the answer but we knew one thing. We all have a hunger”. This song returns to her alternative pop roots and was created to be performed live as it has this anthemic sound which will be oh so euphoric in a festival setting. With each listen it grows on you and while it may sound like a typical Florence + The Machine song and some may argue that it’s predictable I have to question if you would really want her to try any other sound.