London born “queen of Bohemian style” Florence Welch has touched the hearts of millions throughout her career since the late 00s. A musical goddess, she has a wealth of critical awards including Brits, Q Awards, NME Awards along with several Grammy nominations to her name. The Glastonbury headliners became a household name with their debut album Lungs snatched a number two spot on the charts (only beaten by Michael Jackson) with prior singles like Dog Days are Over and Rabbit Heart rocket fuelling that release.
The Times *****
High as Hope is the band’s fourth studio album and was executively produced by Florence herself. It explores themes of heartache, loss, family and finding comfort in loneliness.
“There is loneliness in this record, and there's issues, and pain, and things that I struggled with, but the overriding feeling is that I have hope about them, and that's what kinda brought me to this title...it's about a love that's bigger and broader, that takes so much explaining. It could sound a bit negative but I didn't really think of it that way."
Debuting at number two in the UK Album charts the High As Hope box set comes with two petal-covered 12’ picture discs, High as Hope and acoustic versions, a 22-tarot card set and a stunning 64-page book with exclusive behind the scenes photos.
The Daily Telegraph *****
The Independent ****