Published Jan 12, 2012Santigold hasn't actually released an album under her new moniker, as the last time she dropped a full-length it was 2008 and she was still known as Santogold. That's about to change, as the singer has now announced that her forthcoming LP will be called Master of My Make-Believe.
She told V Magazine that collection will include some big-name guests, as TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek contributed to one tune and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner pitched in on "a bunch on writing and he played too." Major Lazer's Switch helped with "several songs" and studio whiz Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Ke$ha) helped with three tracks.
As for the title, she explained, "No one wants to be real anymore. Wikipedia is always wrong. No one fact checks and it's not even a priority. Reality TV is more popular than ever, and it's the fakest thing ever. Where is there place for truth in all of that? My record is called Master of My Make-Believe because I want it to be about creating your own reality. I have a song called 'The Keepers': 'We're the keepers, while we sleep in America our house is burning down.' It's about how if we accept this then that's what it is. We've got to fix it."
There's no word as to exactly when Master of My Make-Believe will arrive, but by the sound of things, the long wait is almost over.
Last year, Santigold released the Karen O-featuring "Go". There's no word as to whether this will appear on the new album.