Florence Welch possesses a supernatural voice — the kind that can summon long-buried ghosts, and then obliterate them fully with a gale-force roar. With her fourth album as FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, ‘High As Hope’, Welch reinforces her magnificent emoting with contemplative, intimate lyrics; the musician beckons people into her interior world with no hesitation and no cushion. The result is her most rewarding full-length yet. After an ominous opening, ‘High As Hope’ evolves into a treatise on what it means to embrace second chances, while trusting other people — and, more important, yourself. For Welch, this album is a stepping stone toward a brighter future — a compass-led path forward that signals even greater things for her band and her own livelihood.