After a four-year absence, Santigold has returned with her fourth studio album, Spirituals. On the surface, Spirituals is a solo effort devoid of features. Despite largely recording the album by herself during the COVID-19 pandemic, it does include production contributions from SBTRKT, Boys Noize, Illangelo and Don McKinney.
“There are a lot of beats. I definitely made it in a room by myself, virtually with everyone, which was hard… I ended up being in Canada for five months in a cabin in the woods really by myself, which was interesting because then the whole nature thing really opened up and became another element that found its way into the music,” she told The FADER.
“It’s just all over the place…it’s got some punk…it’s got some rap…it’s got everything.”
Singles like “High Priestess” and “Nothing” spearhead the album’s rollout along with the release of the “Shake” video.
“‘Shake’ is one of those 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,” she told Consequence.
“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.”
Check out “Shake,” “High Priestess,” “Nothing” and the rest of Spirituals below.