Release date: 09/04/2012 Digital release date: 09/04/2012 Label: Atlantic
NEW SINGLE – DISPARATE YOUTH – OUT 9 APRIL
BRAND NEW ALBUM – MASTER OF MY MAKE BELIEVE – OUT 30 APRIL
Brooklyn native and Queen Of Pop (NME) – Santigold is back with the release of her eagerly anticipated follow up to her self-titled debut. Master of My Make Believe will release on April 30 via Atlantic Records UK whilst the first single, ‘Disparate Youth’, comes out on April 9.
Produced and co-written by Santigold and Ricky Blaze, the track is a contemporary rebel song with a new spin on punk & reggae that underscores its message of pushing through all roadblocks and claim “a life worth fighting for.” The single’s EP will feature remixes from acclaimed producers Switch, Two Bears and Amateur Best.
To give fans a taste of what her second album has to offer, Santigold released introductory track, ‘Big Mouth’, as a free download along with a colourful video which has already attained over half a million views on YouTube. Santi calls out all trash-talkers on ‘Big Mouth,’ with a schoolyard taunt melody backed by an explosive carnival beat that will shake the streets from Bed-Stuy to Baja. The track was produced by Switch (who also worked on other tracks on the album including ‘Go’ and ‘Freak Like Me’) and Buraka Som Systema and can be downloaded at www.santigold.com. Watch the video here. Other producer collaborations on the album, mixed by Rich Costey, will include John Hill (Rihanna, Lykke Li) on ‘This Isn’t Our Parade’, Diplo (M.I.A, Boys Noize) on ‘Pirate In The Water’ and Greg Kurstin (Foster The People, Sia) on ‘Keepers’, ‘God from The Machine’, ‘Riots Gone’.
Radio 1’s Zane Lowe has already claimed ‘Disparate Youth’ as his ‘Hottest Record’ and BBC 6 Music’s Breakfast Show are making it their ‘Record of The Week’. Furthermore, having recently worked with big names in music such as David Byrne, Amadou and Mariam and Beastie Boys, Santi is set to make a glittering comeback.
Don’t miss Santigold at SXSW!
Master of My Make Believe Track Listing:
- Disparate Youth
- God From The Machine
- Freak Like Me
- This Isn't Our Parade
- The Riot's Gone
- Pirate In The Water
- The Keepers
- Look At These Hoes
- Big Mouth