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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Listen to the New Florence and the Machine Track Before the Show Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 6:22 PM

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Florence and the Machine shared a new track off their upcoming album How Big How Blue How Beautiful today titled "Ship to Wreck." 

On first listen the catchy pop tune, led by Florence Welch’s powerful vocals, sounds upbeat and dance-in-the-car worthy. But listen close to the lyrics and it becomes clear Welch's ship has a hull full of self-doubt and introspection. 

"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," Welch said in a press release about the song.

Florence and the Machine play The Masonic tonight and tomorrow [4/8 and 4/9]. We'll let you know how this one sounds live (if they play it). 

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