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Santigold Shares Powerful Video For New Single Shake

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Frank Ockenfels

Santigold has shared a new single.

Despte its clipped two-minute runtime, Shake is a vibrant track that the artist explained is largely inspired by resilience:

"Shake’ is one of those songs that was just floating around me for the taking. What I mean is that there are some songs that basically write themselves, and all you have to do as the artist is be open enough to reach out and pull it in and say thank you. When that happens I am always so grateful because it’s like the universe just handed me a gem. I sit down to write and as soon as I open my mouth the song just pours out. In this instance SBTRKT had sent me several tracks he’d been working on, and this one stood out because it sounded so different from anything I’d ever heard from him, and also so unlike anything I had ever done before. I literally stepped in front of the mic, and opened my mouth and said “ooh - hoo, shake, shake shake!”, and the whole rest of the melody poured out from there. And then when I sat down to finish the lyrics, they came just as quick. I can’t say this song is about one thing, as much as it’s about a feeling. It’s about flow, about riding the ebb and flows of life, it’s about rolling with it, moving through it, letting it all move through you. And it’s about the feeling in that moment when you feel life flowing through you, the rapture of it all. It’s about our resilience as humans, and our ability to keep rising back up in the face of hardship and moving forward.”

Following High Priestess, Nothing, and Ain't Ready, Shake is the latest preview of Santigold's new album, 'Spirituals', due for release on September 9. The song's accompanying video sees the Philadelphia singer and producer being targeted with a high-pressure water hose. She explained its inspiration: 

"For this piece, I was inspired by the images of the civil rights protesters being pounded with high-pressure water hoses, turned on them by the authorities, during their peaceful protests. The strength and fortitude that it took for them, many just teenagers and young adults, to endure what they did and keep going, is monumental. This video is an homage to them, in which I try to power through singing this song while enduring the pain of a high-pressure water hose.”

Santigold will support her new record with a fall North American tour. Head below for dates and ticket details.

Santigold Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun October 09 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Buckhead Theatre (USA)
Tue October 11 2022 - SILVER SPRING Maryland - Fillmore - Silver Spring (USA)
Thu October 13 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Franklin Music Hall (USA)
Sun October 16 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - House Of Blues - Boston (USA)
Mon October 17 2022 - BROOKLYN New York - Great Hall at Avant Gardner (USA)
Wed October 19 2022 - MONTREAL Quebec - MTELUS (Canada)
Fri October 21 2022 - TORONTO - Danforth Music Hall (USA)
Mon October 24 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom (USA)
Tue October 25 2022 - SAINT PAUL Minnesota - Myth Live (USA)
Thu November 03 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Wiltern (USA)
Sat November 05 2022 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Masonic (USA)
Mon November 07 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Mcmenamins Crystal Ballroom (USA)
Tue November 08 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Showbox SoDo (USA)
Thu November 10 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Complex (USA)
Fri November 11 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver (USA)
Sun November 13 2022 - ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico - Sunshine Theater (USA)
Mon November 14 2022 - TEMPE Arizona - Marquee Theatre (USA)
Wed November 16 2022 - LAS VEGAS Nevada - House Of Blues - Las Vegas (USA)
Thu November 17 2022 - SAN DIEGO California - SOMA - Mainstage (USA)

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