Florence + the Machine Share New Song, ‘Wish That You Were Here’

By Radio.com Staff

Florence + the Machine have teased fans with snippets of “Wish That You Were Here” since the release of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trailer back in March.

Today (Aug 25), the English band have released the full 6:44 version of the song set to a still image from the Tim Burton directed film. While the song will be available for purchase August 26, film fans will have to wait until September 30 to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

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In a statement, Ms. Welch had the following to say about Mr. Burton.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Tim Burton’s. We have a very similar sensibility. It’s the kind of dark, dark romance of his work—so beautiful and whimsical, but with an element of darkness to it. That’s something that I always try and achieve in my work, too. I knew we would get along really well working together and we did. I feel like we’re coming from a similar place of quite frantic imaginations trying to get the words out before the pictures in our heads disappear. He feels like a kindred spirit. I actually sent him a note about six years ago. I was in Australia on tour there for the first time and visited an exhibition of all his work. I wanted to leave him a message and all I had on me was an x-ray of my hand, as I had just broken my finger. So I wrote on the x-ray and gave it to the gallery to pass on and never knew if he got it. When we met for the first time, he told me it’s been hanging up in his office ever since.

Watch the film’s trailer and listen to Florence + the Machine’s new track below.

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