Back when Santigold
was Santogold, we fell in love with her ridiculous gumbo of styles and attitude-- a chunky blend of R&B, hip-hop, funk, reggae and indie rock. Hence our heightened excitement for the (longtime awaited) sophomore LP, Master of My Make Believe
. The first taste of the album was an enjoyable jittery composite of Santigold in-your-face lyricism ("Big Mouth"
). And now, the first official single, "Disparate Youth," is our best look at what Santigold has been cooking up these past few months, and it's looking spectacular.
The track, produced by Santigold and Ricky Blaze, is a self-proclaimed "rebel song," drawing elements from punk and reggae. There really is nothing more rebellious than changing one letter of your name, just 'cause.
Master of my Make Believe
is out 5/1 on Downtown/Atlantic Records.