Watch Florence and the Machine Perform Ship to Wreck

Florence Welch seems to be recovering nicely from the broken foot that’s kept her sitting on a stool during the last few live performances (don’t ever jump off a Coachella stage, kids). She appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday where she performed Ship to Wreck from her soon-to-be-released album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The new album is, according to Welch, scaled-down and more personal. And that’s evident in Ship to Wreck, it lacks the over-the-top embellishments that defined the first album, while the song’s lyrics take aim at Welch’s indecisive ex.


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I am so excited for the new album. I wasn’t completely on board with the first single, but “Ship to Wreck” and “Delilah” have become my favorite screaming my lungs out off key in the car ballads.