Yoke Lore got a head start on the weekend Thursday with the release of his fluttering new single "Shake."
The track is the latest from the Los Angeles artist also known as Adrian Galvin, who has confirmed his proper debut album, titled Toward a Never Ending New Beginning, is coming later this summer, on Sept. 22 (just a day before the start of fall).
On Friday morning, the singer also shared an accompanying video for the new track, which is one of 14 on the upcoming record.
“‘Shake’ is a dedication, a declaration, and a demonstration," says Galvin. "It is a dialogue between me and the world. I wrote this at a time when I felt isolated by my own sluggish trepidation. One day as I was laying in a pool of sweaty, lethargic shame, I came across an ancient Chinese oracle called the I-Ching or Book of Change. I threw some coins and divined a hexagram made up of six stacked lines. It was called Zhen or Shake or Shock. It told me that I was at an inflection point. It demanded that I shake myself up out of the malaise or things would go septic."
He continues: "We all go through periods of stale stagnation. Our bodies and our lives have to be lived in motion. If we stay the same, we fail to grow, we get brittle in the body, we get stubborn in the mind, we go blind in the heart. By embracing the flux inherent in our nature, we can find some harmony. Shake yourself out of the torpor and toward a never ending new beginning.”
Watch the newly released video below.
Yoke Lore's tour dates:
08/19 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
08/20 - In Between Days Festival - Quincy, MA
08/22 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
08/23 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
08/24 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
08/26 - Studio TD - Montréal, QC
08/27 - The Axis Club - Toronto, ON
08/29 - Metro - Chicago, IL
08/30 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
09/01 - HI-FI Annex - Indianapolis, IN
09/02 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
09/03 - The Basement East - Nashville, TN
09/05 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
09/07 - The Heights Theater - Houston, TX
09/08 - Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
09/09 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
09/11 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
09/13 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
09/15 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
09/16 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
09/18 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
09/21 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
09/22 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
09/23 - Hollywood Theatre - Vancouver, BC