This past Saturday, I was thrilled to see Florence + the Machine perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. It was my first time seeing Florence, and it was my first time at this particular venue, and it was absolutely glorious. I am so glad I had a chance to see the show with one of my best friends, Caroline. Flo is one of the most fun performers I’ve ever watched. Despite her dark music, she is actually an incredibly friendly and bubbly person! She spent the majority of the performance skipping and twirling on stage, and at one point during “Rabbit-Hearted,” she even when skipping down one of the aisles, with a security guard running after her!
She played many of my favorites, but the one I wanted to hear the most was “Shake It Out.” Many people have their own personal theme song and this one is mine. They’re songs that for whatever reason seem to capture your essence or a season of life, and when you hear the song, you just think, “This. This is it.” Florence + the Machine have written a few songs that I find incredibly powerful and remind me of various parts of my life, but my current theme song song is definitely “Shake It Out.” To me, the song has such a hopeful element to it. Although dragged down through the dirt by circumstance and choices, we nevertheless can shake it out and start again, and I find that incredibly inspiring.
I’ve decided to start a new feature here, called Music Monday. It won’t be a regular feature, like Friday Finds, but every so often, when I hear a song that seems like it would be a perfect fit to my personal soundtrack, I’ll share it here.
Do you have a personal theme song?