Santigold – Spirituals


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Nach „High Priestess“ und „Nothing“ teilt SANTIGOLD mit „Shake“ einen weiteren Vorboten aus ihrem vierten Studioalbum an. „Spirituals“ ist ihr erstes Studioalbum seit sechs Jahren und erscheint am 9. September über ihr eigenes Label Little Jerk Records. Es wurde größtenteils während des Lockdowns 2020 aufgenommen und enthält Produzenten/Mitwirkende wie Rostam, Boys Noize, Dre Skull, P2J, Nick Zinner, SBTRKT, JakeOne, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Psymun, Ricky Blaze, Lido, Ray Brady und Ryan Olson.

SANTIGOLD über den Track: “Shake is one of those songs that was just floating around me for the taking. What I mean is that there are some songs that basically write themselves, and all you have to do as the artist is be open enough to reach out and pull it in and say thank you. When that happens I am always so grateful because it’s like the universe just handed me a gem. I sit down to write and as soon as I open my mouth the song just pours out. In this instance SBTRKT had sent me several tracks he’d been working on, and this one stood out because it sounded so different from anything I’d ever heard from him, and also so unlike anything I had ever done before. I literally stepped in front of the mic, and opened my mouth and said “ooh – hoo, shake, shake shake!”, and the whole rest of the melody poured out from there. And then when I sat down to finish the lyrics, they came just as quick. I can’t say this song is about one thing, as much as it’s about a feeling. It’s about flow, about riding the ebb and flows of life, it’s about rolling with it, moving through it, letting it all move through you. And it’s about the feeling in that moment when you feel life flowing through you, the rapture of it all. It’s about our resilience as humans, and our ability to keep rising back up in the face of hardship and moving forward.”

Wie die bereits bisher veröffentlichten Vignetten geht auch das Musikvideo zu „Shake“ als beeindruckendes Performance-Kunstwerk durch. SANTIGOLD erklärt: “For this piece, I was inspired by the images of the civil rights protesters being pounded with high-pressure water hoses, turned on them by the authorities, during their peaceful protests. The strength and fortitude that it took for them, many just teenagers and young adults, to endure what they did and keep going, is monumental. This video is an homage to them, in which I try to power through singing this song while enduring the pain of a high-pressure water hose.”

„Spirituals“ ist das erste SANTIGOLD-Album, das auf ihrem eigenen Label Little Jerk Records erscheint und von Secretly Distribution vertrieben wird. Die äußerst innovative Künstlerin ist immer auf der Suche nach einem Ausweg aus den Beschränkungen des Musikgeschäfts. Das Album fängt das Gefühl ein, in der modernen Welt zu überleben und sich gleichzeitig an neue Orte zu begeben.

Foto: Frank Ockenfels