Florence + The Machine’s “Ship To Wreck” Is A Big, Catchy Song About Being Self-Destructive

Hear the opening track off How Big How Blue How Beautiful.

"Ship to Wreck," the titanic opener off Florence + The Machine's loooong-awaited new full-length, features a little country, a little pop, and a lot of self-examination. In a press release, Welsh says she was thinking about her "self-destructive side" when she wrote it, and the catchy pre-chorus shows that: Did I drink too much? Am I losing touch? Did I build a ship to wreck? But with Welsh's larger-than-life pipes and an epic arrangement, that uncertainty feels kind of empowering—like, "It's my ship and I'll wreck it if I want to." The album it's from, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, drops June 2nd via Republic Records.

Florence + The Machine’s “Ship To Wreck” Is A Big, Catchy Song About Being Self-Destructive