My new single of the week is the fabulous 'Ship to Wreck' by Florence and the Machine.
I absolutely love Florence and the Machine anyway, but even by that standard, this is exceptionally good! They are an English band and they've been going since 2007 and have a sort of indie come rock style and vibe.
Florence Welch as lead singer is the heart of their success. Her voice is so strong, so powerful, so unique. She really puts it to work here as this track is powerful.
'Ship to Wreck' is more rock and roll than some of their previous outings. The lyrics "dredging the great white sharks, swimming in the bed", and "thousands of red eye mice, scratching at the door" are just 2 of the quirkiest lines I've ever heard all contained in this song.
The video is a bit bonkers too. Florence in various states of dress, looking loved up, then fighting. Looking sober looking drunk, looking happy and angry. Its like everything's fine, then its not. I think its all about the words - building the ship only to wreck it. Clever really.
All in all this is a fabulous song. Its really powerful and I will be having it on my gym playlist!
Go take a listen and let me know what you think. You can find loads more over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)
(video published on youtube by FlorenceMachineVEVO )