“Shake it Out” is a song that deals with pain and hurt but isn’t meant to leave the listener broken. Florence admits to writing this song while she was hungover, but for many of us maybe it’s our hangover cure.
From the moment the organ and strings soar through the first couple notes and Florence’s ethereal voice takes over and the drums begin a steady beat, you can tell this is a song you feel in every inch of your soul and piece of your restless heart.
The lyrics describe what it’s like to wrestle with personal demons. It works through coming face to face with life’s betrayals but not letting them close you off from the rest of the world and take your power.
Anthemic and gratifying. If we dare tap into the center of our own sorrow, this is a song that we can’t easily forget.
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About The Curator - Jordan Yutan
Jordan finds joy in simple things like brunch, naps on the grass, and long car rides with the music on high. Her version of fun consists of dance parties, movie marathons and – of course – karaoke. Music has been such a key part in shaping her spirituality. She believes the first time she felt God reaching out to her was through a song and that still happens time and time again. She sees music as a vessel to vulnerability and will gladly invite anyone to listen, but especially wants to hear the songs in their own hearts. She dreams of visiting cafés all across the world, and meeting all kinds of people over a cup of coffee. But for now, she’s making the most out of college, soaking up the sun in her beautiful campus of UC Santa Barbara.