Florence + the Machine Covers Tori Amos’ “Cornflake Girl” for Spotify

She Also Performs Stripped Back Version of "Hunger"

Sep 19, 2018
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Florence + the Machine (aka Florence Welch and backing band) released a new album, High As Hope, back in June via Republic. Now she has done a session for Spotify where she covers Tori Amos' "Cornflake Girl" (from Amos' 1994 album Under the Pink). She also performed a stripped back version of her own single "Hunger." Amos' most recent album, Native Invader, came out in 2017. Listen to the session below, followed by Amos' original video for the song.

Read our 2015 interview with Amos about Under the Pink.

Also read our 2017 Self-Portrait interview with Amos.

Previously Florence + the Machine shared a video for "Hunger" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as performing it on the season finale of The Voice. The album features Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, and Jamie xx. Florence + the Machine shared a brand new song, "Sky Full of Song," in April and it was released on limited edition 7-inch on Record Store Day (it was one of our Songs of the Week). It is also included on the album. She also performed "100 Years" on Later... with Jools Holland. Then she shared another song from the album, "Big God" (which was co-written by Jamie xx and features Kamasi Washington on saxophone), as well as a video for "Big God." Then she performed "Hunger" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and performed "Hunger" (and was interviewed) on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Welch wrote, co-produced, and recorded the majority of High As Hope by herself, cycling to her studio in Peckham every day. It's the first time she's co-produced a Florence + the Machine album. Then she finished the songs in Los Angeles with her friend and co-producer Emile Haynie and mixed the album in New York. Her daily views of the New York skyline inspired the album's title, because, as a previous press release said, the NYC skyline is "often in stark contrast to the chaos of the wider world."

Welch also released a book, Useless Magic, on July 5 via Crown Publishing/Penguin. A previous press release described it as "a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry offering a unique, personal insight into her creative process." 

Florence + the Machine Tour Dates:

09/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
09/23 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University #
09/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
09/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
09/29 - Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory #
09/30 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #
10/02 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena $
10/03 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center $
10/05 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem %
10/06 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem %
10/09 - New York, NY @ Barclays Center
10/12 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/13 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena @
10/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center @
10/16 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre @
10/19 - Chicago, IL @ United Center !
10/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center !

# with Grizzly Bear
$ with Billie Eilish
% with Beth Ditto
@ with Kamasi Washington
! with Perfume Genius

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