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!

 

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  • lauralee

    LOVE me some Santigold. Glad she’s back.
    @perverted alchemist
    I’m not 100% sure, but I remember hearing that “Golden Boys” was a swipe at Mos Def, not Will Smith. I think they dated for awhile and he did her dirty.

    • I figured it had to be about either one of them. There was a persisting rumor that it was about how she perceived Will Smith at the time. Being that she was the author of the song, only she is the one who really knows who the song is really about.

  • Alexandra

    Oh, I had forgotten about her!! :(
    Hot song, I love it!!

  • BeautyIAM

    Hmmm, seems like a pointless debate going on in here. I love that she has another album coming out.

    Duh people, of course her and MIA are going to have a similar sound if they are working with some of the same people. Can both of them not exist equally? I like both MIA and Santigold. They are buddies, so there is no point of pitting them against each other. Just enjoy the music and move on.

    Oh, and I’m glad that Perverted Alchemist mentioned Santigold working on Res’s ablum back in 2001. I really like her music too. I did e-mail Res to ask if there was any chance of purchasing her second album, but I haven’t heard back :(

  • Bee

    I like a lot of her old stuff, but I don’t care for this song. There’s just something missing from it. The dancers are awesome though. And yes, she and MIA are very similar. I don’t like all of MIA’s stuff either (just some songs here and there), and I’m the same about Santigold (just some songs here and there). They are both beautiful gorgeous women, and I appreciate their uniqueness.

  • Ugh

    I just say this by chance a few hours ago. I have to give it up to all the new sounds I’m hearing from black women this year. Dominique Young Unique and Azealia Banks should be on your list of upcoming female rappers. Rye Rye was at Coachella last year don’t know if he’ll be back, but I really want to see her succeed as well. Just because both MIA and Santogold use world music samples and electronica in alot of there songs doesn’t mean someone is biting. You can support them both!