Shake Me Up

Album: In The Wind (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This song about making every moment count was inspired by the Bob Dylan song "Forever Young," which shares a similar sentiment. "It's almost like a letter to our unborn grandchildren," Brian Zaghi (Zang) of Magic Giant told Songfacts. "It was like writing a letter to someone who doesn't exist yet. It's what we wish for them. And it's never too late for a wakeup call."
  • Magic Giant had been playing festivals for years before recording their debut album, In The Wind. Many songs were fully formed, but "Shake Me Up" was finished in the studio. "We finished the lyrics in the final hours of the recording before we turned in the album," said Zang.
  • The three members of Magic Giant play a variety of instruments. One of them, Zambricki Li, learned violin in four days after suffering a head injury. We know, this sounds like an urban legend, but there is a real thing called Acquired Savant Syndrome where someone can suddenly make connections in their brain after some trauma to that organ. Zambricki was in junior high when he got hit by a car and fell into a coma. When he came out of it, he had ASS (settle down, Beavis).

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