Wednesday, April 30, 2008
One of the most blogged about new artists out there right now is Santogold. In case you haven't heard of her, Santogold is Santi White, who before coming out with her solo work has been a songwriter for hire for musicians including Lily Allen, Res and Ashlee Simpson. Her debut self titled LP just hit stores and has been creating a stir in music circles with critics and fans alike.
Her defining moment might have gotten started back in 2007 with her double A-sided single of the songs "Creator" and "L.E.S Artistes" which were featured as NME magazine's single of the week and were an instant smash. Both songs are on the new album and Santogold's sound which has been compared to M.I.A, is a fresh modern take on new wave, electro, art and indie rock all rolled into one. The album also sees White collaborate with fellow producers and musicians such as Freq Nasty, Switch, Spank Rock, Diplo and even M.I.A.
It's an album that's difficult to pigeon hole which is refreshing. Be sure to listen to the tracks "Shove It" feat.Spank Rock, "L.E.S. Artistes", the Bloc Party-ish "You'll Find a Way", "Creator" and one of my favorites off the album "Lights Out".
Stay tuned cause most likely you'll be hearing a lot more about Santogold in 2008.
Santogold on Myspace.