To quote my friend Nathan, from IGIF, “I played Santigold’s debut LP harder than Jimi Hendrix played his first guitar.” Eagerly awaiting her follow up LP, we got our first taste with “Go” produced by Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) and featuring Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Santigold ft. Karen O (produced by Q-Tip): “Go”[audio: http://www.box.net/shared/static/jlqjjssmo0.mp3]
Via Life & Times (Jay Z’s blog):
Life + Times: What does ‘GO’ represent for you?
Santigold: In this song, ‘GO’ has a dual meaning. On one hand it’s a challenge, beckoning any would-be usurpers to come show and prove. On the other, it’s a call to myself to rise to the occasion. ‘Go’ is a “fun” song. It’s playful, but like many of my songs, lyrically it was an opportunity for me to vent. It’s about the difficulties of holding onto what’s yours, everything from your ideas and energy, to your confidence. As artists, we give so much and make ourselves vulnerable. Sometimes it’s hard to stay grounded. You get so caught up in all that you have to do to constantly deliver, then suddenly you realize you’re so far from where you started that you almost don’t remember the way back.