Santigold Shares “Shake” 

Santigold has shared the dynamic new single “Shake” from her fourth album Spirituals, due out September 9. Produced by SBTRKT, this song is a celebration of human resilience.  
Santi says,“‘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.

The accompanying video for “Shake” is one of Santigold’s most daring visual statements. It is a music video that is also a performance art piece. She says,“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 recently announced The Holified Tour with dates across North America this Fall. South African rapper, singer, and songwriter Sho Madjozi, whose music and visuals center the Tsonga culture, has been announced as support for the tour. Santigold’s tours are renowned not only for the adventurous setlists and performances, but also the integration of choreography, costuming, and other visual elements all created and curated by Santi. The Holified Tour is an opportunity to experience the world of Spirituals in person. Tickets information here, full dates below.

The Holified Tour Dates
10/9: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre 
10/11: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore 
10/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall 
10/16: Boston, MA @ House of Blues 
10/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Great Hall at the Avant Gardner 
10/19: Montreal, QUE @ Mtelus 
10/21: Toronto, ONT @ The Danforth Music Hall 
10/24: Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom 
10/25: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live 
11/3: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 
11/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic 
11/7: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
11/8: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo 
11/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 
11/11: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium 
11/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/14: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre 
11/16: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
11/17: San Diego, CA @ Soma