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Santigold working with Zinner on new LP

By | Published on Friday 13 January 2012


Having sparked a critical storm with her debut album ‘Santogold’, genre-blurring singer-songwriter Santi White – or Santigold – has shared a few notes on her forthcoming album.

She’s titled it ‘Master Of My Make Believe’ (not ‘Go’, as we surmised from comments made by her last year), and has worked on several tracks with collaborators including Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Major Lazer’s Switch and prolific pop producer Greg Kurstin.

Describing recording with Zinner as a pivotal moment in the LP’s creation she tells V Magazine: “I started writing with Nick, and it started being cool and fun. That was when I was like: ‘I just want to work with who I want’. We recorded in Jamaica for a little while and finally some lyrics started to come to me. I think that time really coloured the record”.

As for the album’s title, she said: “No one wants to be real anymore. Wikipedia is always wrong. No one fact checks and it’s not even a priority. Reality TV is more popular than ever, and it’s the fakest thing ever. Where is there place for truth in all of that? My record is called ‘Master Of My Make Believe’ because I want it to be about creating your own reality”.

Read the rest of Santigold’s V interview here.