Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Santigold: Disparate Youth

Rushing out the door to the Brit Awards this morning, but this new Santigold single has caught my ear. A lilting reggae groove punctuated by furious blasts of electric guitar, Disparate Youth would appear to be one of the tracks she's recorded with Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Some people have suggested the song's a reaction to the Occupy movement - and the lyrics could certainly be interpreted that way: "Let them say we can't do better. They are the rules that we can break. They want to sit and watch you wither. The legacy's too hard to take". But the sight of fighter jets and exploiding oil plants in the animated video suggest a broader world view. Let's just call it a protest anthem.

Santigold - Disparate Youth

The single's out now in the US. But in the UK we've got to sit on our hands until 8th April. Don't go illegally downloading it, ok?

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