Florence + the Machine's anticipated fourth album High As Hope comes out June 29, and ahead of its release, Florence has been playing some intimate shows. Last night (5/13), she played her first of two of shows at Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she played four songs off the new album: recent singles "Hunger" and "Sky Full of Song," plus not-yet-released songs "100 Years" and "Patricia." The former is similar to the type of grandiose-yet-delicate sound that Florence perfected on 2015's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, and the latter -- which Florence said is a tribute to one of her favorite artists (one she's never met) -- is more quiet and minimal, but still with Florence belting and keeping the whole room mesmerized. Between those two songs and the two that were already released, the new album is looking very promising.

Florence also played a bunch of faves from her last album, like "Ship to Wreck," "Queen of Peace," "What Kind of Man," and more, and older faves like "Shake It Out," "Dog Days Are Over," and more. Her full setlist is pictured below, alongside live videos of "100 Years" and "Patricia" from her recent Halifax shows.

The show was opened by orchestral R&B artist serpentwithfeet, whose promising debut album soil comes out June 8 via Secretly Canadian/Tri Angle. This followed serpentwithfeet playing his own special show during the Red Bull Music Festival (pics), and he's also got a special Yonkers show with Marissa Nadler on June 2.

Pictures of Sunday night's show are in the gallery above. Florence and serpentwithfeet do it again tonight (5/14).

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photos by Toby Tenenbaum