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]