Yesterday Santigold premiered “Chasing Shadows” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and today we’ve got the video! The track was produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Her third studio album 99¢ is out February 26th via Atlantic Records. Watch the video on Tidal above.
‘Chasing Shadows’ is about with the conflicted reality of an artist’s life. 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. Never in the moment, 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.
She’s also released another comical infomercial. Watch that below.
01. Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C)
02. Big Boss Big Time Business
04. Chasing Shadows
05. Walking in a Circle
06. Who Be Lovin Me (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)
07. Rendezvous Girl
08. Before the Fire
09. All I Got
10. Outside the War
11.Run the Races
12. Who I Thought You Were