Santigold Announces New Album “Spirituals”, Shares New Song “Ain't Ready”
American singer-songwriter Santi White, aka Santigold announced her fourth studio album “Spirituals” would be released on September 9, 2022.
It is her first album in six years since the 2016 album “99¢”.
From the album, she unveiled the second single called “Ain't Ready” on June 15, 2022, following “High Priestess”.
It was written by Aaron Jerome, Dre Skull, Illangelo and Santigold. Produced by Illangelo, Santigold, Dre Skull and SBTRKT.
The accompanying music video was directed by Frank Ockenfels.
Santi White said of the song, “'Ain't Ready' is a song I started with Illangelo. Dre Skull and Sbtrkt came on board to help bring it home, another true collaboration of such distinct and amazing talent. It was one of those songs where as soon as I opened my mouth the whole melody just poured out. There were no words but all the emotion was there. To me, the song sounded full of struggle and perseverance. It sounded like a battle, and I wanted the production to sound tough, to mirror that grit. I struggled to find the right lyrics at first, but when I got them right, and I started singing them one night in my studio alone, I cried. This song was my own battle song. It's about taking the hits that life brings and getting back up. It's about change and moving forward. It's about faith and vision. And it's about stepping into your own power.”
- The new album comprises 10-track. She said of the album, “Recording this album was a way back to myself after being stuck in survival mode. It wasn't until I made the space to create that I realized I wasn't only creating music but a lifeline. California was on fire, we were hiding from a plague, the social-justice protests were unfolding. I'd never written lyrics faster in my life. After having total writer's block, they started pouring out. I decided to create the future, to look towards where we are going, to create beauty and pull towards that beauty. I need that for myself, but it's also there for whoever else needs it.
She continued, “I loved the idea of calling it Spirituals because it touched on the idea of Negro spirituals, which were songs that served the purpose of getting Black people through the un-get-throughable. In the absence of physical freedom, spirituals have traditionally been music whose sound and physical performance allow its participants to feel transcendental freedom in the moment. That's what this record did for me.”
Photo by Frank Ockenfels
- source : Apple Music