Santigold shared another new single from her upcoming album Spirituals, which is out 9/9 via Little Jerk Records. Like previous single "Ain't Ready," "Shake" was produced by SBTRKT. It's a super cathartic bop that comes with a powerful music video -- the song is about human resilience, and the video is inspired by the struggle of civil rights protesters. Santigold says:

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.

About the video, she continues:

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.

Watch the video for "Shake" below, and pre-order Spirituals on picture disc vinyl.

Santigold's Holified tour kicks off in October, following the release of Spirituals, with support from Sho Madjozi, stopping in NYC on October 17 at The Great Hall at Avant Gardner. See all dates below.

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

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