Get hit in the mouth with super catchy lyrics and pump-up music of the sole - the soles of your feet - with Santigold! This Philadelphia-born, alternative pop-rock singer released her second album in 2011, Master of My Make-Believe. Having been a singer, songwriter, producer and rapper, the sky seems to be the limit for this one-of-a-kind female sensation.
Having seen her perform at Bonnaroo this summer, I can assure you you’re going to be listening to something fresh. I found myself dancing across the Bonnaroo lawn with my friends as we raced to the other side of the field.
Having co-written Lily Allen’s “Littlest Things” and Ashlee Simpson’s “Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya,)” helping Christina Aguilera write songs such as “Monday Morning” and “Bobblehead,” been sampled in “Brooklyn Go Hard,” produced by Kanye West and appeared on the Beastie Boy’s album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, Santi has touched on a number of different genres throughout her career.
Santi’s primary influences include James Brown and Aretha Franklin. She is often compared to M.I.A., however she commented that, “I can’t think of anybody who would be a better fit of somebody who I’m like...I think what’s accurate about that comparison is that she’s an artist who has loads of different influences...and is putting things together in a way that’s unexpected and genre-less.” If you’ve never listened to Santigold, start off with songs such as “Go (feat. Karen O)” and “Unstoppable.”