Santi White is close to releasing the followup to her debut Santogold after logging sessions in New York, Los Angeles, and Jamaica. You heard the post Santo track “GO,” which featured Karen O, Nick Zinner, Q-Tip, and Switch in varying capacities, and the collaborator list for the full platter is similarly diverse: According to Billboard, Switch, Dave Sitek, Zinner, John Hill (aka Johnny Rodeo), Greg Kurstin, and Ricky Blaze are all confirmed participants. Fans of the Santogold sound should be comforted by John Hill’s inclusion, since he helped shape so much of the that album’s blueprint via his work on it and with Santi’s previous projects like Stiffed.
But Santi tells Billboard there are “epic” shifts in store, and while things still have an “electronic and clubby feel,” there are ballads (“but my type of ballads”) that she likens to Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel. (Peter Gabriel is good by us.) She alludes to some label interference, but says that everything that’s on the record she stands behind completely.