Watch Santigold’s “Chasing Shadows” Video

“As quickly as we reach our goals, our gaze shifts to those still looming in the distance.”

After debuting "Chasing Shadows" yesterday on Annie Mac's BBC 1 radio show, Santigold returned today with a visual for the track directed by Elliott Lester.

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"'Chasing Shadows' is about [dealing] with the conflicted reality of an artist's life," Santigold explained in a statement. "Caught in the web we spin around ourselves, a mixture of hubris and the guise of perfection, we fear being swallowed up by our own ambition... as quickly as we reach our goals, our gaze shifts to those still looming in the distance. We judge ourselves harshly for not being further on the path and revel in the anxiety of racing the rate of consumption. The lyrics weigh the value of going against the current to maintain artistic integrity, and the feelings of isolation and vacancy bred by a persona that is always 'on' and ready for show."

"Chasing Shadows" is produced by Rostam Batmanglij (who also shared new solo material yesterday). The backing vocals are provided by the West Los Angeles Children's Choir.

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January 15, 2016
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Watch Santigold’s “Chasing Shadows” Video