This new Florence + The Machine song just made our Friday even more perfect
Our Friday just got a little bit more sensational! Red headed indie rock hero, Florence Welch, released yet another song off of her forthcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Her latest, “Ship To Wreck,” is the fourth song to be released, following “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” and the album titler “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.” This latest one, “Ship To Wreck,” is everything we needed.
Unlike the moody, orchestral sounds that often accompany Florence’s booming vocals, “Ship To Wreck” carries a cheery beat from start to finish. The lyrics, however, tell a much darker story: “Don’t touch the sleeping pills, they mess with my head / Dredging of great white sharks, swimming in the bed / And here comes a killer whale, to sing me to sleep / Thrashing the covers off, has me by its teeth.”
So, what’s with the ferocious marine animal imagery? Florence Welch explained the song beautifully in a press release. “I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear it down, enjoy/destroy, create/devastate etc. When you’re in that whirlwind, you often end up breaking the thing you love the most.” We love how hyper-smart, and incredibly thoughtful that analysis is.
The music video for “Ship To Wreck,” which was actually filmed in Florence’s own home, is set to premier next week.
You’ll have to wait a little longer for the album, though. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is slated for a June 2nd release date. Should you need more Florence + The Machine in your life (and you know you do), she and the band will be playing at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball. and Lollapalooza.
So if you don’t jive with the festival circuit, you can always just enjoy “Ship To Wreck” below: