Ship to Wreck
Ship to Wreck cover
{{{Type}}} by Florence and the Machine
Released 8 April 2015
Genre Indie pop
Length 3:54
Label Island
Producer Markus Dravs
Florence and the Machine chronology
"What Kind of Man"
"Ship to Wreck"
"Queen of Peace"

"Ship to Wreck" is a song by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. It was released as the second single from the band's third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The track premiered on Huw Stephens' show on BBC Radio 1 on April 8, 2015 and the accompanying music video was released on April 13, following the narrative of band's previous two videos of "What Kind of Man" and "St. Jude".

The indie pop song carries an "upbeat, bouncy sound," in contrast to the lyrics, which speak of self-destructive behaviour.[1] The song was almost cut from the record, as producer Marcus Dravs had told Welch not to write more songs about water, a recurring symbol in the band's previous album, Ceremonials, but Welch managed to include it.[2] In a press release, Florence Welch described the song, saying: "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."[3]

Billboard included "Ship to Wreck" in its "Top 10 Songs of 2015 (So Far)" list in June 2015, stating "Florence Welch may have reached a new peak with third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful -- she's certainly never been more effective as a live performer, and "Ship To Wreck" demonstrates that she's still growing as a pop songwriter. Everything comes together for Florence + The Machine on their latest single, as Welch's voice coils around the slender arrangement and squeezes hard on the chorus." [4]


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