Florence + The Machine have clearly still got the love! Their newest single, ‘Ship To Wreck,’ dropped Wednesday, April 8, and it’s just as gorgeous as any of their other hits. Listen to the song here.
You lucky HollywoodLifers hitting up Coachella this weekend and next are in for a treat — not only do you get the chance to see Florence + The Machine perform live, but the band rolled out a brand new single just in time to become your new favorite song. Released Wednesday afternoon, “Ship To Wreck” is a powerful ballad that puts Florence Welch‘s impressive pipes to work and lays her emotions bare.
Florence + The Machine’s New Song: ‘Ship To Wreck’
“Ship To Wreck” definitely has a nautical vibe, like the name suggests. The lyrics talk about killer whales shark attacks, and shipwrecks, of course, but it’s far from a tale of life by the sea, according to Perez Hilton. The song is an ode to self-destruction, drowning and not being able to escape.
“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,” Florence said about the song.
The song is the third single off the band’s latest album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which is set to drop June 2, 2015 in the United States. On February 13, they released the full song and music video for “What Kind of Man;” back on February 10, they introduced the album’s title track, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” and its accompanying video.
While there’s no video just yet for “Ship to Wreck,” we’re waiting eagerly to see what the band cooks up. Something seaworthy, perhaps?
Florence + The Machine’s Big, Blue, Beautiful Album
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is Florence + The Machine’s third album, and as their first release in three years, it really couldn’t come sooner. The band has been largely silent, and sorely missed, since their 2011 album Ceremonials, which featured critical acclaim for songs like “Shake It Out,” “What The Water Gave Me,” and the Calvin Harris-assisted “Spectrum.”
“I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality,” Florence said in a statement. “Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.”
What do YOU think about Florence + The Machine’s new song, HollywoodLifers? Let us know in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson