Santigold Shares New Single “Shake” Ahead Of Spirituals Album

Santigold in

Santigold in “Shake”
Image: Frank Ockenfels

Santigold has shared the fourth single from his upcoming studio album, titled “Shake.” The SBTRKT-produced song follows previously released singles “High Priestess”, “Ain’t Ready” and “Nothing”, all of which will appear on her new studio album, Spirituals.

In a statement on the new song, Santigold shares:

“’Shake’ is one of those songs that just floated around me to be picked up. What I mean is there are songs that basically write themselves, and all you have to do as an artist is be open enough to reach out and pull it back and say thank you. When that happens, I’m always very grateful because it’s like the universe just gave me a gem. I sit down to write and as soon as I open my mouth, the song pours out. In this case, SBTRKT had sent me several tracks he was working on, and this one stood out because it sounded so different from anything I had ever heard from him, and also so different from anything I had done before. I literally stood in front of the mic, opened my mouth and said “ooh – hoo, shake, shake, shake!”, and all the rest of the melody flowed out from there. And then when I sat down to finish the lyrics, they came just as fast.

I can’t say this song is about one thing, as much as it is about a feeling. It’s about flow, about riding the ebb and flow 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 human beings and our ability to keep picking ourselves up from adversity and moving forward.

The music video, directed by Frank Ockenfels, is inspired by “images of civil rights protesters being pounded with high-pressure hosepipes, ignited by authorities, during their peaceful protests.” Santigold writes, “The strength and courage it took for many teenagers and young adults to endure what they have done and carry on is monumental. This video is a tribute to them, in which I try to thrive singing this song while enduring the pain of a high pressure water hose.

Santigold – Shake (Official Video)

Spirituals is slated for a September 9 release via Santigold’s Little Jerk Records. Following the release of Spirituals, Santigold will embark on a US tour.

Santigold The Holified Tour Appointment

9/10—Atlanta, Georgia—Buckhead Theater

10/11—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore

10/13—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Franklin Music Room

10/16—Boston, Massachusetts—House of Blues

10/17—Brooklyn, NY—Great hall at the Avant Gardner

10/19—Montreal, QC—Melus

10/21—Toronto, Ontario—The Danforth Music Hall

10/24—Chicago, Illinois—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

10/25—St. Paul, MN—Myth Live

11/3—Los Angeles, CA-The Wiltern

11/5—San Francisco, California—The Masonic

7/11—Portland, OR—crystal ballroom

11/8—Seattle, WA-Showcase Sodo

11/10—Salt Lake City, UT—The complex

11/11—Denver, Colorado—Fillmore Auditorium

11/13—Albuquerque, New Mexico—theater of the sun

11/14—Temple, AZ—marquee theater

11/16—Las Vegas, Nevada—House of Blues

11/17—San Diego, California—Soma

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