Santigold – Disparate Youth
April 24, 2012
This song is rated: 2 Pills – intermediate musicologist level
Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here,
There’s a distinct possibility that you may have never heard of Santigold. If that is the case the fastest way to describe her is as America’s version of M.I.A. (if you don’t know who that is, let me know, you might need to come in for some one-on-one clinical help). Santigolds’ new album hits shelves on May 1st and this song is a delicious taste of what’s in store. “Disparate Youth” has a rock-reggae feel to it with a accents of super-fast guitar hits that are reminiscent of a U2 song. My favorite lyric line is “Oh we said our dreams will carry us, and if they don’t fly we will run”.
The video below channels “Lord Of the Flies” in the Bahamas/Caribbean (sorry, I can’t tell the difference) with the chorus of boys joining in add the end of the song. I think this chill song is a good omen of an awesome album to come. Enjoy!