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After four years of hide and seek in which blogs blew up at the sudden release of any track with her name attached to it, Santigold returns in a moment of global aggression and vulnerability. Honing in on the hyper-media cult of personality, in her unmistakable voice she asks the listener: Into what fantasy do you hurl yourself as you gaze into the glow of your machine? The answer to this question is central to what drives Master of My Make-Believe.
Since 2008's, Santogold, Santi has dropped the "o", and refined her sound. Her new tracks are uniquely her own, and prove she has grown as an artist since her debut. She debuted "Big Mouth" with a viral video that generated buzz online (even a possible diss on Lady Gaga), and followed with "Disparate Youth", the album's first single. 2012 will find Santigold playing major summer festivals (Coachella, Sasquatch), as well as touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.
As an antidote against self-celebratory status updates in a climate where the focus on fame outweighs a day's emotions, Master of My Make-Believe summons pop culture zombies back to life. This is sound proof of an artist on a diligent journey, measuring the power of individual mood against social clamor. Sifting through a wondrous wreckage of airplay, upload, and anguish, Santigold's talent lies in filtering reality through freakdom, to find in desire a timeless spark of raw magic.
Through chopped pianos, the clink of glass bottles, and the peaking blast of motorcycle engines, Master of My Make-Believe accounts for 21st century details of life from the heart's center to the mind's periphery. In her pen and in her voice, the breadth of substance presented in Santigold's newest songs is immediate and complex. There are valleys here wherein the drudge of daily living is met with caution and confronted by mortality, but underneath it all there is the celebration of each person's power and vision to fight toward what they believe. Consider this your invitation.
1.Disparate Youth 2.This Isn't Our Parade 3.GO! (feat. Karen O) 4.Look At These Hoes 5.Big Mouth 6.God From The Machine 7.Freak Like Me 8.Pirate In The Water 9.The Riot's Gone 10.Fame 11.The Keepers