Florence + The Machine share new single ‘Ship To Wreck’ – listen

The single features on upcoming LP 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

Florence + The Machine have shared new single ‘Ship To Wreck’.

The track is set for release on May 25 and will feature on the group’s upcoming third LP ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. It is the third album from Florence + The Machine and follows 2009 debut ‘Lungs’ and ‘Ceremonials’.

Produced by Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), the new album also includes contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill and will be released on June 1. Listen to ‘Ship To Wreck’ below:



Speaking about ‘Ship To Wreck’, Florence Welch explains: “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 video for the single will premiere next week and was filmed in Welch’s own home.

Florence + The Machine will perform this Sunday (April 12), opening for Drake on the main stage at Coachella Festival in California.

The ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Ship To Wreck’
‘What Kind Of Man’
‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’
‘Queen Of Peace’
‘Various Storms & Saints’
‘Long & Lost’
‘Third Eye’
‘St Jude’

Florence + The Machine will play BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich this May, as well as a number of European festivals this summer including Way Out West in Sweden, Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal, Benicàssim in Spain, Oya in Norway, Flow Festival in Finland, Rock Werchter in Belgium and Hurricane and South Side festivals in Germany and Electric Picnic in Ireland.


Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis recently confirmed that Florence + The Machine won’t be headlining this year’s festival. “She started on the smaller stage, and now she’s worthy of the headliner slot,” says Eavis. “I think she’s great, I can’t give anything away. She’s not going to be headlining, but she could be.”