From my perspective, Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine is an empowering indie rock/indie pop song about making the best out of life even when things appear to be getting more challenging. I also like when she sings the positive/healing statement in the song that it is always darkest before dawn (in other words the positive message that things are often about to turn the corner even during the most stubborn of life challenges). I also take Shake It Out by Florence and The Machine to be a positive spiritual message to keep going regardless of any external factors that are playing out in a person’s life and to believe in yourself regardless of how many critics and/or naysayers are in your immediate environment (i.e. allowing oneself to feel their emotions rather than denying them, but expecting even better things in life regardless of how long they may take to manifest).
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