I must confess, I have never really got the fascination with Santigold (or Santogold), no matter how many people raved about the greatness of the music.
Despite this, ‘Disparate Youth’ has me hooked with its bedazzling splendor. It is drenched with indie, reggae and dancehall influences, add a chorus hook recalling The Joy Formidable’s ‘Austere’ (Thanks Nialler) and you’ve got one smooth song.
‘Disparate Youth’ is the first single proper from Santigold’s forthcoming new record Master Of My Make Believe. One thing is for sure, I will be paying attention to the new album when it arrives later this year. Hopefully this is one of numerous future treasures.
The single will be released as a 5 track EP in April with remixes from Switch, The 2 Bears and Amateur Best.