Santigold releases new album
Pop singer Santigold has done it again. Her second album, “Master of My Make-Believe,” has followed in the steps of her first album, “Santigold,” with its magnificent dance beats and futuristic new wave melodies.
Drums and melodic echoes are ever present throughout the album. Songs such as “Desperate Youth” and “Go!” are both enhanced by not only the singer’s unique voice but also by the dance and techno undertones. These kinds of songs are great material for school dances.
“This Isn’t Our Parade” and “The Riot’s Game” both follow more of a slower fluid melody with electric beats thrown in each song rather than upbeat dance tunes. These two songs also allow Santigold to become more powerful over the instruments and electric beats.
“Pirate in the Water” and “Big Mouth” are unique to the album with their combinations of techno and reggae. Reggae is especially present in “Pirate in the Water,” while electronic beats and drums are present in “Big Mouth.”
Santigold has a much different sound than pop singers such as Katy Perry or Britney Spears. Santigold has always been ahead of the music industry and her latest album makes that fact even more clear.
It’s summer time, so dance music is crucial for long drives down to Ocean City and the Outer Banks. Make sure to remember the new Santigold album when making road trip playlists on your iPod.
Eva Bialobrzeski is an A&E editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com