Santigold has always been somewhat elusive, hitting the scene as Santi White as lead singer of the rock band Stiffed, then changing it to Santogold for her debut as a solo artist, only to face a copyright infringement allegations from an infomercial don and switch things up yet again to the name Santigold today.
But what’s lasted is her commitment to spunky, original music that spans genres and pulls no punches when confronting the pseudo-talents of her competitors. Her new album, “Master of My Make-Believe” is due for release this spring, and she hasn’t stopped performing since her 2008 album Santogold made waves with songs like “Creator” and “L.E.S. Artistes.” She even ended up on an installment of the video game Band Hero, was sampled by Kanye West for his track “Brooklyn We Go Hard,” and will perform at the mega-huge music festival Coachella in April; as someone who has seen her show a few times, I can tell you that the Coachella crowd is in for a nice treat. With an additional host of writing and guest star credits to her name that is impressive for any artist, we look forward to a new Santigold album that continues to show the world just how powerful this woman can be with her music.
Produced by Switch and Buraka Som Sistema, “Big Mouth” is the first release from Santigold’s upcoming release, and the video…well, take a look and see for yourself!