All throughout 2011, the media—including Santigold’s label family Roc Nation—ranted about her developing the finishing touches of her highly anticipated album due out Fall 2011. As a fan, I waited, waited and waited. What happened? No album. Tragic.
It’s been four long dreadful years since Santigold has been highly involved in the music scene. Although she released that divine track “Go” featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in April 2011 it wasn’t enough. Finally, she’s back ready to release musical magic this summer with her sophomore album Master of My Make Believe via Roc Nation. In 2008, Santi White released her first self-titled album Santogold that quickly won the praises of music listeners and people in the industry all over. Musicians couldn’t get enough of her either because she quickly collaborated with Jay-Z, Major Lazer, N.E.R.D, and many more to create tracks that would stay in your head for days. She’s also the genius behind these released hit singles like “L.E.S. Artistes,” “Creator,” “Starstruck,” and “Say Aha,” just to name a few.
Just two nights ago, Santigold performed to a sold out crowd in her hometown Brooklyn, New York at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 16. Despite the fact I wasn’t present at the show; according to SPIN Magazine she performed all her greatest hits and more. Yes—unreleased tracks and tracks from her upcoming album, Master of My Make Believe. Personally, I’m quite excited about this particular talent coming back. I mean she fits into the unbelievable group of female artists like M.I.A, Lykke Li, Karen O, Lana Del Rey, whom sadly do not get the recognition they deserve.
One more thing, I didn’t like the fact SPIN considered her a pop singer. She is nothing like a Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez. To an extent, Santigold is mainstream but there are still ample amounts of people that are oblivious to her existences.
Santigold is schedule to perform at Coachella in April. And here's the video for "Big Mouth" off her upcoming album—plus a free download. Enjoy...