New Music: Santigold f/ Karen O – ‘GO’

Santigold rocks out on “GO” featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. The track, produced by Q-Tip, Switch, and Santi with YYY’s Nick Zinner on guitar, features a punked-out instrumental that pummels underneath Santi’s hypnotic melody lines. “People want my power/ And they want my station/ Stormed my winter palace/ But they couldn’t take it/ All the way to Paris/ Run my reputation/ Try to pull my status/ But they couldn’t fake it,” she sings.

“GO” has more than one meaning, according to the Roc Nation artist. “On one hand it’s a challenge, beckoning any would-be usurpers to come show and prove. On the other, it’s a call to myself to rise to the occasion,” she explained. “‘GO’ is a ‘fun’ song. It’s playful, but like many of my songs, lyrically it was an opportunity for me to vent. It’s about the difficulties of holding onto what’s yours, everything from your ideas and energy to your confidence.”

[Life + Times]

  • Beacon

    Hold up…Santigold’s Roc Nation? I thought she was Downtown/Atlantic? Could it be because of “Brooklyn Go Hard”? If so, why wasn’t it on Blueprint 3?

    Will this comment section turn into the Questions Only Thread?

    • http://www.rap-up.com Rap-Up

      @Beacon, She is managed by Roc Nation.

  • Will

    Love me some Santi! It’s about time.

  • sagb

    Nice! lol isn’t that picture from the movie “the birds”

  • Kyle

    Yea Beacon, at the beginning of this year she signed with Roc Nation. AHHHHHH I love Santigold more than anything. Her debut album is one of the most unique, crazy, genre-bending albums I have ever heard IMO. So refreshing and different. While I’m typing this I am loving what I am hearing on this new track. Thanks for sharing Rap-Up, I needed this!!!!

  • chet

    glad she’s back! i was just thinking about her today and wondering when she was gonna drop some new ish. funny. can’t wait till she tours again! saw her at stubb’s 2 years ago in austin and she ripped it.

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  • Ikaryss

    She isn’t signed to Roc Nation, just managed by them. Pretty sure she’s still signed to Downtown. This song is amazing though. Interesting collaboration. Santi/Karen/Q-Tip lolcan’t wait for the new album

  • Noringtone

    I love this song already. Can’t wait for the album! I missed Santigold a lot.

  • i hate love

    i like it remind me of M.I.A

  • R.I.P. left eye, 9 years gone

    Santigold is amazing!

  • Drew

    SANTIGOLD!!!!!!!! finally. made my day

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