While 'High As Hope' singles "Hunger" and "Patricia" started slow, Florence And The Machine begin "Moderation" with feet firmly to the floor.
Florence Welch coos, "Want me to love you in moderation/ Do I look moderate to you?" From these opening seconds we know we're getting the fiery, passionate Florence at her most fierce. She says about the track:
“It’s about reaching outwards and being cross that someone can’t give you what you want, but the chorus came from a childhood memory of being told off in church.”
Those lyrics from the chorus?
"Then bow your head in the house of God
And little girl, who do you think you are?
You think you need it, you think you want love?
You wouldn't want it if you knew what it was"
I interviewed Florence a few years ago around the time How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful came out and could hear her humming while I asked her a question. So I can easily picture some stuffy old church lady yelling at little kid Florence LOL.
Anyhow, "Moderation" with its driving drums and lower piano keys hits as hard and direct as its opening lyrics. It's one of two new Florence And The Machine tracks that she says didn't quite fit the theme of High As Hope.
Want me to love you in moderation? Do I look moderate to you? Moderation is available to stream / download now: https://FlorenceMachine.lnk.to/ModerationID The new album from Florence + The Machine, HIGH AS HOPE, is out now: https://florenceandthemachine.net/
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