Proving her range yet again while perhaps giving a glimpse of the experimental sound to come, Shake’s new single proves to be as complex as the subject of the single’s nature as the artist states in the video’s opener, “Although I am not a boy, I wanted to display a boy being broken. How he manages his sadness. When he is not allowed to cry. From young, a boy must create a shell that protects him from his own emotions. But when that shell cracks, it creates an intense amount of vulnerability where the boy must replace the shell with actions that make him seem as if the shell never broke. He replaces this shell with ego, desire, and pride.”
Modus Vivendi is out next Friday, January 17. Until then, watch the music video for "Guily Conscience" below.