Santigold at the Metro Theatre
Electronic chanteuse Santi White has announced her first sideshow and will perform at the Metro Theatre on Friday, July 22.
By Benjamen Judd
If it feels like forever since American singer and producer Santigold performed in Australia, it’s because it has. But finally, after long last, she makes her much anticipated return.
Confirmed as part of this year’s Splendour in the Grass lineup, Santi White has announced her first sideshow at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Friday, July 22.
Since first appearing on the airwaves way back when in 2007, Santigold has been tirelessly influencing the music scene, working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, appearing on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack and releasing the odd single and EP. Her last album, 2012’s Master of My Make Believe (on which she collaborated with Karen O) was a critical smash.
Now, armed with her brand new studio release 99c, she’s back with a far more brighter and energetic sound laced with one of the most biting commentaries on the current cultural climate in pop music today.
“We have no illusion that we don’t live in this world where everything is packaged. People’s lives, persona, everything, is deliberate, and mediated,” Santigold comments. “It can be dark and haunting and tricky, and freak us out, but it can be also be silly and fun and we can learn to play with it.”
After a four year hiatus, we can only say that excited is an understatement for what we’re feeling at the opportunity to see one of music’s brilliantly clever performers again.
Santigold will perform at the Metro Theatre on Friday, July 22.
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