Santigold has kept herself out there with collaborations with Beastie Boys and Karen O., but it’s time for a new record. Three years after her self-titled debut dropped, she plans to put out her sophomore album as the leaves change and the weather cools. Billboard got a few details on her vision for the new material:
“I wanted it to feel dynamic and powerful,” stated Santigold. “I still have the songs that sound very electronic and clubby, but I have a couple ballads on this one-- my own type of ballads, where they just sound big, like the way some old Kate Bush or Peter Gabriel songs were… on this one song, we did a whole section that has a bottle used as the percussion, so there’s layers upon layers of Greg Kurstin playing a bottle and literally filling it with different layers of water, and stacking each note. Mixed with a marimba and taiko drums!”
Also anticipate collaborations with Dave Sitek, Switch, Nick Zinner, John Hill and Ricky Blaze on the yet-to-be-named release due ambiguously this fall.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Santigold Releasing Sophomore Album This Fall