ALBUM REVIEW: Santigold – Spirituals | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.09.22






In lockdown 2020, with three young children at home, Santigold somehow forged the space necessary to craft a brand new album, Spirituals, centred around rediscovering herself as an artist, something she’d set aside whilst in survival mode with family prioritised and the world raged with the pandemic, California wildfires and social justice protests. Lyrically it signposts a more beautiful future, an escape from that present.

Collaborating remotely with the likes of Rostram, Dre Skull, Nick Zinner and SBTRKT amongst the long list of producers and contributors, Santigold mixes dance pop vibes with more expressive forms for her art. Closing tracks Ain’t Ready and Fall First both stand out notably, but Spirituals is buoyed throughout with oceans of hope and builds to a joyful, rousing climax.


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