Santigold, who is signed to Jigga’s Roc Nation Management, dropped a new bomb called “GO” on the site today, and she invited friends: The track features contributions from two-thirds of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O provides backing vocals, and Nick Zinner lends his trademark guitar noise), and the song was co-produced by Q-Tip, Switch and Santi herself. Give it a spin here.
“GO” is the first true Santigold track we’ve heard in a while, but she has kept busy since the release of her breakout 2008 debut Santogold (and subsequent legally-induced name change). She showed up on that crazy N.A.S.A. album, dropped in on David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s record about Imelda Marcos, and lends her voice to one of the best tunes on the upcoming Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.
Santigold describes the song thusly: “This song comments on the era we live in and the NEW American dream. The dream used to be that if you worked hard, and you were good at what you did, you could pave your own way in America and the sky was the limit. … However, things have changed. The NEW American Dream is to become rich and famous by happenstance – or sex tapes – and to get there with as little work or talent as possible. And as a result, we are suffering – though many of us don’t know it – as quality becomes a notion of the past. We’re ruining art, our planet, and our health, all due to our newfound obsession with instant gratification.” OK then!
The new track is a good sign, as it hopefully means that Santi’s long-awaited second album is imminent. She’s as hopeful: When asked “What’s next?” Santi said, “Getting my album out once and for all! So much red tape! S—, I make music to be heard!”
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