Santigold to Release Third Album, '99¢,' in February
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:42:58
Take one look at that cover art: a plastic wrapped Santi White, aka Santigold, nestled among cables, synthesizers, and fashion sneakers packaged like plastic, dime store baubles, and you'll get the picture: the artist's third album, 99¢, due February 26, 2016 on Atlantic Records, has everything to do with commercialism and consumer culture.
"We have no illusion that we don't live in this world where everything is packaged. People's lives, persona, everything, is deliberate, and mediated," White says. "It can be dark and haunting and tricky, and freak us out, but it can be also be silly and fun and we can learn to play with it."
As proof of consumerism's playful side, the singer-songwriter and producer premiered the record's first single, "Can't Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C.)," yesterday on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. It's now available at all digital retailers and comes as the instant grat track with some album pre orders.
The song is a anthemic, rhythmic, exuberant dance track produced by Patrik Berger, who White says brought the noticeably groovin' African and reggae element to the tune. Elsewhere on the album, White collaborates with Rostam Batmanglij, Hit Boy, Justin Raisen, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Sam Dew, John Hill, Dave Sitek, and Doc McKinney.
Further dishing on the album's themes, White told Lowe, "Everything is a product at this point. Including people and relationships, and everything's about marketing products. So, I'm a product, and everything is undervalued, you know? I thought 99¢ was a good price for me and my life and all my hard work."
Listen to "Can't Get Enough of Myself" from Santigold:
Santigold's 99¢ tracklist:
01. Can't Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C.)
02. Big Boss Big Time Business
04. Chasing Shadows
05. Walking in a Circle
06. Who Be Lovin Me (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)
07. Rendezvous Girl
08. Before the Fire
09. All I Got
10. Outside the War
11. Run the Races
12. Who I Thought You Were
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
Buy Santigold music at iTunes.