Florence + the Machine Debuts ‘Ship to Wreck’ [VIDEO]
Florence and the Machine unveiled yet another song off her upcoming album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. And while the vocal melody of "Ship to Wreck" isn't a huge departure from her past material, it's a more rock-heavy sound than we're used to, instrumentally. The combination of Florence's signature, ethereal vocals with the guitar-heavy thrashing of the track is a jarring combination, but -- like everything she does -- it works.
Florence said of the song (quote via Pitchfork), "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."
The release of "Ship to Wreck" comes just a few weeks after the unveiling of her music video for "St. Jude." According to Vincent Haycock, who directed the visually stunning video, "It's obviously about relationships, but it’s also about Florence traveling through our version of the Divine Comedy." He went on to say, "We actually shot more narrative but it didn’t feel right to reveal everything upfront or button it up too much. This is the first of many videos that will explore the world we created, so I didn’t want it to end in the first video."
While there's no word yet as to whether a video for "Ship to Wreck" has been shot, if it's anything like the video for "St. Jude," we're excited to see it.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful is set for a June 2 release in the US.
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