Live & Acoustic - Ship to wreck by Florence & The Machine
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Performing it live for the grand opening of Samsung 873, the place where technology and culture collide.
Samsung 837 was announced as a first-of-its kind cultural destination, digital playground and Marketing Center of Excellence, in the heart of the Meatpacking District of New York City.
Open to the public, the state of the art building will be home to Samsung marketing and serve as an expression of the Samsung brand through events, unique programming, technology, and product discovery.
So Samsung booked Florence + The Machine for the grand opening. One of the songs Florence Welch performed during the live set was 'Ship to wreck'. If you are a fan of the band you know that this was the second single for their latest album 'How big. How blue. How beautiful.'
The year old song was reworked for this special event. It was stripped back, played acoustically, emphasizing the surroundings and Florence's haunting vocals. Genre wise 'Ship to wreck' is a folk rock, pop mash up song that sets you in that bouncy mood. It was produced by Markus Dravs and Kid Harpoon, while the writing credits go to Florence Welch and Tom Hull.
This was one of Florence's favorite album cuts, which we found out back when she explained the song's inspiration for Pitchfork:
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."
Take a listen of the amazing acoustic rendition and let us know how you like it.