Santigold: 'Meditation cured my writer's block'

'Disparate Youth' singer taught by woman who introduced The Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Santigold: 'Meditation cured my writer's block'

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Santigold has said she was cured of her writer's block after trying transcendental meditation.

The 'Big Mouth Singer' was told by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek that meditation might help her overcome her affliction and gain more confidence, according to The Scotsman.

She told the newspaper:

All of a sudden I was the most confident person in the world.

Santigold learned transcendental meditation from Nancy Cook De Herrera, who worked as the publicist for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1960's and introduced the guru to The Beatles.

Santigold explained her teachings: "You get given a mantra, one word, which you repeat to yourself. I can’t tell you what mine is, I don’t think it actually has a meaning, but saying it over and over brought me confidence, clarity and calm and made me think: ‘I can do this'."

Last month, the singer told NME about her struggle to write the new material for her forthcoming second album 'Master Of My Make-Believe', which is released tomorrow (April 23).

She admitted that she had developed "really bad writer's block" and blamed exhaustion from touring her 2008 debut album for two years.

Meanwhile, Santigold has recently been added to the line-up of this year's Wireless Festival. She plays on the Friday (July 6), the day Deadmau5 headlines the London Hyde Park Festival.

See WirelessFestival.co.uk for more information about the festival. To check the availability of Wireless Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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