Florence + The Machine Performs “Hunger” On ‘The Late Show’

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Florence + The Machine are stepping up their promotional schedule as they prepare to unveil their new album, High As Hope. Last night (June 27) they took over The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a dazzling rendition of their anthemic “Hunger.” Transforming the stage with draperies and Greek columns, they created a whimsical haven for their performance. Dressed in a billowing, blush-hued gown, frontwoman Florence Welch was predictably stunning. Her soulful voice soared over a full band as she danced across the stage barefoot. The flame-haired siren always seems perfectly present while onstage, and last night was no exception. Her energy was contagious and only added to the power of the single.

The group also stopped by BBC Radio 6 for an acoustic set. Stripping back some of their theatrical productions, they breathed new life into two songs off their forthcoming album, “Sky Full Of Song” and “Hunger,” as well as “Between Two Lungs.” Highlighting Florence’s evocative vocals, each performance was more lushly designed than the last. High As Hope is scheduled to drop tomorrow (June 29), and it seems safe to assume that it will dominate the charts. Hopefully we can look forward to a handful of additional appearances in the coming days. If we are really lucky, they will show some love to their latest release, “Big God.” The sparse ballad is an ode to both religion and ghosting, which is a true first.

Listen to the gorgeous arrangements below and watch them in action on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert up top!

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