Incredible. During the Australian leg of her High As Hope Tour, Florence + The Machine dropped two new tracks on us. Moderation, a high energy celebration of Florence's all or nothing truth, and Haunted House, a soft and sweet ballad to her heartache.
Moderation is too percussion heavy to flow evenly in High As Hope. It would have paired *Italian chef finger kiss* beautifully following Big God, but too jarring of a drop into Sky Full of Song. The overarching theme would have been interrupted. Moderation is perfect as a standalone track performed live.
Haunted House is the lone b-side to High As Hope, and similar to Moderation, wouldn't have fit among the 10 tracks. High As Hope ended on a celebration of domestic stillness, and Haunted House would have detracted from that beautiful conclusion.
Both songs are fantastic and are already classic Florence + The Machine songs. Give them a listen below.
I write the words I'm too uncomfortable to say.