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Santigold

"Disparate Youth"

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February 17, 2012

On her 2008 debut, Santi White synthesized New Wave, post-punk, pop and dancehall strains into her own new flavor of downtown cool. She's at it again on the first single from her long-gestating follow-up – a slippery earworm that opens with airy digital fanfare reminiscent of Drake's triumphal Take Care cut "Headlines," before falling into a dark, post-dub groove that's altogether sexier and more conflicted. "We know now we want more/A life worth fighting for," she purrs over panicky percussion and machine-gun bass – a revolutionary anthem for a frustrated generation. 

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