Florence + The Machine Strips Back 'Hunger,' Covers Tori Amos' 'Cornflake Girl' For Spotify Singles: Listen

Vincent Haycock
Florence and the Machine

Indie rock guru Florence + The Machine stopped by the RAK Studios in London for a special Spotify Singles session; the band recorded High as Hope lead single "Hunger" and a cover of Tori Amos' "Cornflake Girl." The two tracks debuted today (Sept. 19).

"Hunger" has frontwoman Florence Welch contemplating the correlation between beauty, loneliness and vulnerability. For the soulful Spotify Singles rendition, Welch's voice soars high along the bare-naked guitar chords as the singer rolls into the hearty lyrics, "At seventeen, I started to starve myself/I thought that love was a kind of emptiness/And at least I understood then the hunger I felt/And I didn't have to call it loneliness." 

 

The second track offers a darker version of Tori Amos' 1993 hit "Cornflake Girl." Playing with the sense of nostalgia, Welch adds softness and affection to the emotionally-charged lyrics with her unmistakably soothing vocals. Behind melodic variations and powerful piano chords, Welch gets raw and real.

Listen to Florence + The Machine's Spotify Singles below.