Santigold Brings ‘Disparate Youth’ to ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’
Santigold has a brand new record out, and to celebrate, she hit the stage for yesterday’s taping of ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ to perform her latest single, ‘Disparate Youth.’
The new album, ‘Master of My Make-Believe,’ is Santigold’s sophomore studio release, arriving on the heels of 2008′s ‘Top Ranking.’ Boasting 11 tracks (plus three more on the deluxe edition), it finds her working with a small army of well-known collaborators, including Q-Tip, Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Diplo and Switch, and David Sitek of TV on the Radio; it’s already received overwhelmingly positive reviews from Spin, Allmusic, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.
Santigold talked about the long delay between albums with Pitchfork, explaining, “Nowadays, people just churn out these records, but they’re not really making art. They’re making pop records. There’s a difference. And I think a lot of young people who didn’t grow up with a whole lot of real music don’t know the difference.”
She also admitted that the songs didn’t come easily at first, recalling, “I was having writer’s block; I just did not have lyrics. Last time, it was coming right off of my dad dying and I hadn’t had a creative outlet in a minute and it poured out of me. This time, I hadn’t figured out the answers that I needed to write the songs.”
But ultimately, she found a rhythm — and received a solid compliment from Jay-Z, who listened to the new album and told her, “It sounds like a revolution.” Watch her performance of ‘Disparate Youth’ below and see if you don’t agree.
Watch Santigold Perform ‘Disparate Youth’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’