Just another day at the office (slow day) and in my quest to fill the empty spaces of my day I came across a playlist on one of my favorite sites with Santigold’s ‘Disparate Youth’ from her latest album Master of My Make-Believe released May 01, 2012. The new track is amongst the three releases since her success with first single L.E.S. Artistes back in 2008. Known for her big collaborations with such artists at N.E.R.D.s Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Lykki Li and Beastie Boys just to name a few, this time around Santi has joined forces with the powerful Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (amongst others such as Diplo and David Sitek of TV on the Radio). The workhorse artist Santi White a.k.a. Santigold has been busy amidst her seemingly 4 year break from making music. Alas, while not popping out her own record she has been working alongside music idols and keeping it fresh. Now back to it, White brings with her the edge and originality we fell in love when first introduced. Disparate Youth sounds like it could be the new anthem for fighting (for what we believe in, for our rights, for being who we want to be, for being who we are). Coming at us with her seemingly unaffected vocals, strong and effortlessly powerful, she sings of forging forward through hardships without hesitation and looking back in accomplishment. A strive to be the fittest for the sake of survival kind of feel. For me, the drum beats stands out, sounding much like a marching drum tying in the fight theme.
‘Oh, we said our dreams will carry us And if they don’t fly we will run Now we push right past to find out How to win what they all lost’