Santigold: 'I'm disappointed with the state of music'

Singer bemoans 'lack of true art' amongst current artists

Video: Santigold - 'Big Mouth'

Santigold has said that she is "disappointed with the state of music right now".

The singer, who will release her new album 'Master Of My Make-Believe' this spring, told Pitchfork that she was not impressed by the lack of artistry in modern pop music.

Responding to allegations that the video for her new track 'Big Mouth' was an attack on the likes of Lady Gaga, she said:

I'm disappointed with the state of music right now, but it's not really about anybody specific. I think there's a lack of true art, and the fanfare is valued over actual substance. It's like you don't have to make good music to be fucking huge.


She did, however, single out LMFAO for specific criticism, adding: "I'm sorry, but LMFAO performed at the Super Bowl? Aren't they a joke band? That type of shit makes me cry. I'm like, 'Really?'"

The singer – who did say that she was a fan of both Adele and Beyonce – also spoke about the theme of her forthcoming new album. "Most of the songs are about being in control of your world," she said. "That was a really important message for me as an artist in this process, but also in the world right now. We're in a weird place. There are so many riots and rebellions going on. It seems like a truth is coming out."

Master Of My Make-Believe' will be her first album under the name Santigold, having called herself Santogold during the promotion of her debut album, which came out in 2008. You can hear 'Big Mouth' by clicking the video at the top of the page, and also listen to another new track, 'Disparate Youth', by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.



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