Santogold is a survivor of a half-century worth of living along musical evolution’s most cutting edges. Composed of absolutely no members, Santogold is also the first musical outfit capable of claiming the planet’s broiling collective consciousness as their front woman. Longtime collaborator, singer and songwriter Santi White says of her work with Santogold, ‘We began trying to write pop songs to sell, which made us depressed, so we started writing songs for ourselves instead.’
As unmastered tracks leaked over the internet this past November, the request lines of radio stations from Miami to Hanoi began freezing with a flood of calls from listeners eager to hear the new Santogold sound over their frequencies. From his radio show in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi, Michael Jackson (the King of Pop) played what Santogold snippets he had been able to pirate from a bootleg music page dedicated to the group. Recognizing the urgent need to address the uproarious buzz, Santogold released the following statement through their label reps at Lizard King: ‘The response to our unmastered songs has been both premature and phenomenal! We were happy to hear that the children of Darfur have found hope in our melodic interpretation of life on the battlefield of love!’
The trajectory of such early successes leading to newfound political clout is nothing new for Santogold, whose debut album, though half a century in the making, is sure to rock glass pipes from the Lincoln Memorial to Buckingham palace. The flavor of the gold is guaranteed: Santogold!
Performed by Santigold
Written by Santi White, John Hill and Wesley Pentz
Courtesy of Downtown Records LLC.
Published by Downtown Music Publishing / EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Peformed by Santogold feat. Switch & Freq Nasty
Courtesy of Downtown Records
Written by McFadyen, D., Taylor, D., White, S.
Published by Downtown Music
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