Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Elle King - Shake The Spirit

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Shake The Spirit

Elle King

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Through sheer persistence, Elle King turned her 2015 debut Love Stuff into a smash hit, working its lead single, "Ex's & Oh's," for over a year until it cracked the Billboard Top 10 and earned two Grammy nominations. "Ex's & Oh's" raised the stakes for Shake the Spirit, the sophomore set King delivered three-and-a-half years after her debut. From the moment "Talk of the Town" kicks off Shake the Spirit in a flurry of fuzz, it's clear King feels bolder than she did the first time around, allowing herself to break from the retro stylings that defined Love Stuff without quite abandoning vintage sounds and form. As the tracks spill out, what's striking about Shake the Spirit is the extent to which King embraces flashy modern flair, a move that telegraphs her confidence in her own authenticity: she believes in the heart pulsing within these songs, so she's content to let the recording dazzle. There's a reason for this. Shake the Spirit was written in the upheaval of the success of Love Stuff, a period that included a quickie marriage, rock star excess, and an abundance of soul searching, so the songs are filled with yearning and uncertainty, emotions that could be reasonably called the blues. Much of the album is blues, but it's strength lies within King allowing herself not to be confined by notions of purity. Some of this comes from her selection of producers -- Greg Kurstin, the Grammy Award-winning producer of Adele, who has also worked with Beck and Paul McCartney, is the marquee name here, among several other noteworthy helmers -- but King is responsible for the splashy, sultry sound of Shake the Spirit, one that conjures the past while being firmly focused on the present. Its sonic audacity is so bracing, it's relatively easy to forgive the lyrical stumbles, which crystallize on the dirty puns of "It Girl," but that's nearly beside the point because, unlike Love Stuff, Shake the Spirit never seems indebted to Elle King's idols. Instead, it embodies her own bold, bawdy heart.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

More info

Shake The Spirit

Elle King

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Talk Of The Town
00:03:36

Paul DeVincenzo, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Bass, Background Vocal - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Keyboards, Other - Dave Rowland, Mixing Engineer - Cameron Neal, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Background Vocal - Dave Scalia, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocal - Kris Crawford, Assistant Engineer - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Joseph McClellan, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Background Vocal

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

2
Baby Outlaw
00:03:19

Greg Kurstin, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, Bass - Mark "Spike" Stent, Mixing Engineer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Engineer - Swang Lin, Violin, Concert Master - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Matt Pence, Recording Engineer - alex pasco, Engineer, Recording Engineer - Julian Burg, Engineer - Ordabek Duissen, Violin - Buffi Jacobs, Cello, Strings - Steven Li, Violin - Arthur Busby, Violin - Florence Wang, Violin - Amy Faires Lin, Violin - Catherine Price Allain, Violin - Anne Bonnett, Violin - Shawna Hamilton, Cello - Paul Unger, Bass

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

3
Shame
00:02:39

Neal Avron, Mixing Engineer - Tim Pagnotta, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Background Vocal - Brian Phillips, Keyboards, Bass, Background Vocal, Misc. Prod. - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Guitar, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Scott Skrzynski, Assistant Engineer - Len Miln, Recording Engineer

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

4
Man's Man
00:02:48

Michael H. Brauer, Mixing Engineer - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Keyboards - Matt Pence, Producer, Recording Engineer - Rebecca Lovell, Composer, Lyricist - Cameron Neal, Guitar - Steve Vealey, Assistant Engineer - Megan Lovell, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Dave Scalia, Drums, Percussion - Jesse Gibbon, Keyboards - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Joseph McClellan, Guitar

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

5
Naturally Pretty Girls
00:03:13

Ben Gibbard, Composer, Lyricist - Paul DeVincenzo, Bass - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Keyboards, Other - Dave Rowland, Mixing Engineer - Cameron Neal, Guitar - Dave Scalia, Drums, Percussion - Jesse Gibbon, Keyboards - Kris Crawford, Assistant Engineer - Joseph McClellan, Guitar - Michael Harrish, Recording Engineer

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

6
Told You So
00:02:39

Tony Hoffer, Mixing Engineer - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Recording Engineer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - David Sherman, Keyboards, Other - Steve Vealey, Assistant Engineer - Len Miln, Recording Engineer

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

7
Good Thing Gone
00:04:52

Michael H. Brauer, Mixing Engineer - Paul DeVincenzo, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Swang Lin, Violin, Concert Master - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Other - Joey McClellan, Composer, Lyricist - Matt Pence, Producer, Recording Engineer - Steve Vealey, Assistant Engineer - Dave Scalia, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Percussion - Jesse Gibbon, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Ordabek Duissen, Violin - Buffi Jacobs, Cello, Strings - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Steven Li, Violin - Arthur Busby, Violin - Florence Wang, Violin - Amy Faires Lin, Violin - Catherine Price Allain, Violin - Anne Bonnett, Violin - Shawna Hamilton, Cello - Paul Unger, Bass - Joseph McClellan, Guitar - David J. Pierce, Horn, Trombone - David Monsch, Saxophone - Mike Morisson, Baritone Saxophone - Cherish Robinson, Background Vocal

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

8
Runaway
00:04:26

Greg Kurstin, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Timpani, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Bass, Marimba, Other - Swang Lin, Violin, Concert Master - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Other, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Other - Matt Pence, Recording Engineer - alex pasco, Engineer, Recording Engineer - Julian Burg, Engineer - Ordabek Duissen, Violin - Buffi Jacobs, Cello, Strings - Steven Li, Violin - Arthur Busby, Violin - Florence Wang, Violin - Amy Faires Lin, Violin - Catherine Price Allain, Violin - Anne Bonnett, Violin - Shawna Hamilton, Cello - Paul Unger, Bass

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

9
It Girl
00:03:42

Michael H. Brauer, Mixing Engineer - Paul DeVincenzo, Composer, Lyricist, Bass, Background Vocal - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Other - Joey McClellan, Composer, Lyricist - Matt Pence, Producer, Recording Engineer - Cameron Neal, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Background Vocal - Steve Vealey, Assistant Engineer - Dave Scalia, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocal - Jesse Gibbon, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Background Vocal - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Joseph McClellan, Guitar, Background Vocal - David J. Pierce, Horn, Trombone - David Monsch, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Mike Morisson, Baritone Saxophone - Jason Wyatt Frederick, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

10
Ram Jam
00:04:06

Tony Hoffer, Mixing Engineer - Paul DeVincenzo, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Swang Lin, Violin, Concert Master - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Other - Joey McClellan, Composer, Lyricist - Matt Pence, Producer, Recording Engineer - Dave Scalia, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Percussion - Jesse Gibbon, Keyboards - Ordabek Duissen, Violin - Buffi Jacobs, Cello, Strings - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Steven Li, Violin - Arthur Busby, Violin - Florence Wang, Violin - Amy Faires Lin, Violin - Catherine Price Allain, Violin - Anne Bonnett, Violin - Shawna Hamilton, Cello - Paul Unger, Bass - Joseph McClellan, Guitar - David J. Pierce, Horn, Trombone - David Monsch, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Mike Morisson, Baritone Saxophone

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

11
Sober
00:04:25

Paul DeVincenzo, Composer, Lyricist, Bass - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Joey McClellan, Composer, Lyricist - Elliot Jacobson, Composer, Lyricist, Drums - Matt Pence, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Rebecca Lovell, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Cameron Neal, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Megan Lovell, Composer, Lyricist, Other - Dave Scalia, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards - Jesse Gibbon, Composer, Lyricist, Piano - Len Miln, Recording Engineer

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

12
Chained
00:04:10

Paul DeVincenzo, Keyboards - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - David Sherman, Other - Matt Pence, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Cameron Neal, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Scalia, Drums - Jesse Gibbon, Piano - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Elle King feat. Cameron Neal, AssociatedPerformer - Joseph McClellan, Guitar - David J. Pierce, Horn, Trombone - David Monsch, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Mike Morisson, Baritone Saxophone

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

13
Little Bit Of Lovin'
00:06:33

Michael H. Brauer, Mixing Engineer - Paul DeVincenzo, Bass, Background Vocal - Elle King, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David Sherman, Other - Matt Pence, Producer, Recording Engineer - Cameron Neal, Background Vocal - Steve Vealey, Assistant Engineer - Dave Scalia, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocal - Jesse Gibbon, Keyboards - Len Miln, Recording Engineer - Joseph McClellan, Guitar, Background Vocal - Cherish Robinson, Choir, Background Vocal - Denton Choir, Background Vocal

(P) 2018 RCA Records, a division on Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Through sheer persistence, Elle King turned her 2015 debut Love Stuff into a smash hit, working its lead single, "Ex's & Oh's," for over a year until it cracked the Billboard Top 10 and earned two Grammy nominations. "Ex's & Oh's" raised the stakes for Shake the Spirit, the sophomore set King delivered three-and-a-half years after her debut. From the moment "Talk of the Town" kicks off Shake the Spirit in a flurry of fuzz, it's clear King feels bolder than she did the first time around, allowing herself to break from the retro stylings that defined Love Stuff without quite abandoning vintage sounds and form. As the tracks spill out, what's striking about Shake the Spirit is the extent to which King embraces flashy modern flair, a move that telegraphs her confidence in her own authenticity: she believes in the heart pulsing within these songs, so she's content to let the recording dazzle. There's a reason for this. Shake the Spirit was written in the upheaval of the success of Love Stuff, a period that included a quickie marriage, rock star excess, and an abundance of soul searching, so the songs are filled with yearning and uncertainty, emotions that could be reasonably called the blues. Much of the album is blues, but it's strength lies within King allowing herself not to be confined by notions of purity. Some of this comes from her selection of producers -- Greg Kurstin, the Grammy Award-winning producer of Adele, who has also worked with Beck and Paul McCartney, is the marquee name here, among several other noteworthy helmers -- but King is responsible for the splashy, sultry sound of Shake the Spirit, one that conjures the past while being firmly focused on the present. Its sonic audacity is so bracing, it's relatively easy to forgive the lyrical stumbles, which crystallize on the dirty puns of "It Girl," but that's nearly beside the point because, unlike Love Stuff, Shake the Spirit never seems indebted to Elle King's idols. Instead, it embodies her own bold, bawdy heart.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Elle King
You may also like...
Hunted Anna Calvi
Ghosteen Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
In your panoramas...
Neoclassicism: The New World Between Classical Music and Electro

Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Poppy Ackroyd, Peter Broderick, Joana Gama... In recent years, these popular names have all been grouped under the vast and imprecise label "neoclassical". In truth, this "scene" looks more like a motley crew of curious artists who mix classical instruments with electronic production. Drawing influence from American minimalism, these musicians tantalise the senses and expand horizons on both sides of the musical spectrum.

Nick Cave: Bad Seed

Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds remain one of the most prolific adventures of the post-punk era. Since the late 1980s, the vast magnetism of the Australian singer has swirled through violent paroxysms, fulminating covers, piano ballads and sweaty rock'n'roll. As the years went by, Cave became more and more of a crooner, part way between a punk Frank Sinatra and an austere Johnny Cash.

The Replacements: Don't Tell A Soul Redux

Beset by problematic recording sessions amid internal combustion, the Replacements’ sixth album—originally released in 1989—gets a second chance as part of a new box set...

In the news...