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After a long wait, it seems new-wave/dub/hip-hop artist Santigold (formerly Santogold) is in fact readying a new album, and she spoke recently with V Magazine to share some details from the upcoming release. This album, titled Master of My Make-Believe, will be Santi’s sophomore effort, following her self-titled 2008 release. In the past, Santigold has collaborated with many varied artists to help create the unique sound and flavor for which she is now known. Past collaborations have included M.I.A., Karen O, Diplo, Switch, Julian Casablancas and Basement Jaxx. According to V’s interview, Santi revealed that she worked with both Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) for this album, which will undoubtedly result in some fantastic tracks.
The album does not yet have a release date, but is expected in the spring of 2012. With regard to the album’s subject matter, Santi says:
“…I want it to be about creating your own reality. I have a song called “The Keepers”: “we’re the keepers, while we sleep in America our house is burning down.” It’s about how if we accept this then that’s what it is. We’ve got to fix it.”
However, when asked about the “overall feel” of her upcoming record, Santi avoided any specifics, opting instead to comment on her music as a whole:
“I connect with music that makes me feel alive, or a sense of possibility. Music is powerful. If I go out and I’m watching a show and it’s really good, all I want to do is go home and work on music. It’s a backhanded motivation when something is really good. I want my music to be that for people. I want it to be an initiator of something compelling, to set something in motion.” (Via)