Santigold has announced details of Spirituals, her first album in four years. Due September 9 via her own Little Jerk Records, the album features the previously released "High Priestess" plus new song "Ain't Ready," which can be streamed below.
Producers and contributors on Spirituals include Rostam, Boys Noize, Dre Skull, P2J, Nick Zinner, SBTRKT, JakeOne, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Psymun, Ricky Blaze, Lido, Ray Brady, and Ryan Olson. It is the first Santigold album since 2018 mixtape I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.
Last year, Santigold appeared on The FADER Uncovered with Mark Ronson where she talked about working on Spirituals during the pandemic and how world events helped her break a period of writer's block.
In a statement about the new song, Santigold said: "'Ain’t Ready' is a song I started with Illangelo. Dre Skull and SBTRKT came on board to help bring it home, another true collaboration of such distinct and amazing talent. It was one of those songs where as soon as I opened my mouth the whole melody just poured out. There were no words but all the emotion was there. To me, the song sounded full of struggle and perseverance. It sounded like a battle, and I wanted the production to sound tough, to mirror that grit. I struggled to find the right lyrics at first, but when I got them right, and I started singing them one night in my studio alone, I cried. This song was my own battle song. It’s about taking the hits that life brings and getting back up. It’s about change and moving forward. It’s about faith and vision. And it’s about stepping into your own power."
"Ushers Of The New World"