Shut Up

Album: Silence Yourself (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • English Post-Punk group Savages open their debut album with this track, which establishes the idea of 'silencing yourself' in order to gain some focus in the cacophony of modern life.
  • The song opens with an excerpt from the John Cassavetes' 1977 movie Opening Night, which is about a Broadway actress coming to terms with getting older. The clip was used at the suggestion of co-producer Johnny Hostile.
  • The artistic statement "You are distracted. You are available" is printed on the cover of Silence Yourself. The same manifesto is read aloud in this song's video by singer Jehnny Beth.

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