I never imagined The Weeknd sitting around listening to Florence and The Machine, but for whatever reason, Abel was compelled to remix the new single. The lyrics in “Shake It Out” flirt with some darkness, as Florence belts out about the devil on her back and dealing with a graceless heart. Still, it has a triumphant feel to it. Not anymore.
The Weeknd dragged this song into his world, and it’s a world of pain, darkness, and no signs of triumph in the now deflated chorus. It’s everything you’d hope for in a remix from The Weeknd, except his own added vocals, which might have been cool.
Florence and The Machine – “Shake It Out (The Weeknd Remix)”