“Shake Off” from Sweden’s Wildheart is an intriguing listen. The track blends classic Euro pop sounds with jazzy reverberations, while winding background synths and subtle horns make for a seductively addictive sound. The real gem here is the rhythmic drums that flow throughout the song, though, keeping it true to its Euro pop pedigree.
An anthem for personal improvement and perseverance — “Don’t let any man ever hold you back, Don’t let him cut your wings before you walk the track“ — this serves as a reminder to “shake off” someone who suppresses your potential. The music currently occupying the electro pop space can be redundant, but Wildhart is definitely adding refreshing sounds to the mix. Mother ABBA surely would be proud.