Hot on the heals of lead single What the Water Gave Me, Florence + The Machine have released single number two from the latest album Ceremonials. The new album promises to be a belter, pure Florence magic, switching from the ethereal enchantment of the previous single to the high energy, sassy vibes, of new single, Shake It Out. The song was written more as an ode to shaking off the previous nights regrets than it was to the Sydney Carter hymn which holds the same lyric “It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.”
Speaking to Mary Anne Hobbs on London’s XFM Music:Response show, Flo explained: “I wanted to just shake something out, shake out these regrets, shake out these things that haunt you. It was one of those songs that came in about half an hour and when you’ve got a hangover, it is almost like a hangover cure. You’re like, thank you!”
…I’m like thank you. The new track is awesome! I think it will calm the nerves for those who worried about the strength of the lead single.
Ceremonials is out on the 31st of October but for those of you wanting to be among the first you can pre-order it here! Enjoy