Florence + The Machine Drop New Single ‘Shake It Out’ [AUDIO]

September 14, 2011 12:05 pm
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As fans have eagerly awaited the release of Florence + the Machine‘s upcoming album, Ceremonials the critically-acclaimed British band is following up the album’s first single “What The Water Gave Me” with another powerful song “Shake It Out.”

The song opens softly with a deep organ as front woman Florence Welch quietly sings, “Regrets collect like old friends/Here to relive your darkest moments.” The song later picks up nicely with the band’s signature heavy drums and Welch’s unmistakable belting of the chorus, singing “shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah!”

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In the cover art for the album, Welch looks absolutely stunning rocking a classic and elegant look as she poses pretty next to multiple mirrors. She is also sporting a new hair-do! Though she has the same signature fire red hair, it is about ten inches shorter than what she usually has flowing down from her head.

The whole look gives hope that the latest album will be just as powerful as the band’s last album, “Lungs.”

Listen to the second single, ‘Shake it out,’ below!

Look for Ceremonials in stores November 1st, and check out the lyrics and tracklist below:

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “SHAKE IT OUT” – LYRICS

Regrets collect like old friends
Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way
And all of the ghouls come out to play

And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn

And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I’m always dragging that horse around

And our love is pastured such a mournful sound
Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground
So I like to keep my issues strong
But it’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart
Cause I like to keep my issues strong
It’s always darkest before the dawn

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

And given half the chance would I take any of it back
It’s a final mess but it’s left me so empty
It’s always darkest before the dawn

Oh woah, oh woah…

And I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t
So here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my road
And I’m ready to suffer and I’m ready to hope
It’s a shot in the dark and right at my throat
Cause looking for heaven, for the devil in me
Looking for heaven, for the devil in me
Well what the hell I’m gonna let it happen to me

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah
Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, ooh woaaah

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off, oh woah

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – CEREMONIALS – TRACKLIST

1. Only If For a Night
2. Shake It Out
3. What the Water Gave Me
4. Never Let Me Go
5. Breaking Down
6. Lover To Lover
7. No Light, No Light
8. Seven Devils
9. Heartlines
10. Spectrum
11. All This and Heaven Too
12. Leave My Body

The deluxe edition also includes:

13. Remain Nameless
14. Strangeness & Charm
15. Bedroom Hymns
16. What The Water Gave Me (demo)
17. Landscape (demo)
18. Heartlines (acoustic)
19. Shake It Out (acoustic)
20. Breaking Down (acoustic)


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