Fearless music innovator Santigold is back with her first new solo music since 2018. “High Priestess” and its short video exhibit the artist’s imaginings of the future, and were derived from reconnecting with her inner self during isolation. Santigold herself describes the sound as a hybrid of rap and punk, with fresh collaboration from multi-instrumentalists Psymun (Simon Christensen) and Ryan Olson.
“It all came together in a way I could never have imagined when we started, but it was exactly what I set out to make,” says Santigold in a press release. “I want to make music that sounds like the past and the future all in one; music that makes you feel safe enough to jump in, but then takes us on a journey to where we needed to go but have never even heard of. I want my music to be the bridge.”
Working collaboratively with other musicians, Santigold’s preferred method, was difficult during the months of the pandemic when “High Priestess” was recorded. But every one in the process was able to remotely add their parts. “I worked with Simon for the first time in this way, over Zoom with us in different countries, and immediately figured out what I love about him as a producer. It was like teleporting a vibe into the studio, being able to sit for hours face to face working on songs together,” says Santi.
Listen to “High Priestess” at the link below for a taste of the future of music, according to Santigold.