Santigold Visits ‘Disparate Youth’ in Tropical Video
Magic people, voodoo people
“Don’t look ahead, there’s stormy weather,” Santigold begins on “Disparate Youth,” the spacious, guitar-pierced second single from her May 1 sophomore album Master of My Make Believe. Directed by Santi herself and Sam Fleischner (Panda Bear, MGMT, Suckers), the song’s video has only puffy white clouds in sight. White decamps to a thickly vegetated Caribbean locale, riding a motor bike and walking with face-painted children off to some kind of voodoo-tinged tree house. Unlike in the animation-based clip for fellow Master track “Big Mouth,” Santigold’s typical sentry-like dancers aren’t by her side, but she does encounter two twinned dudes with blank eyeballs. “A-yo,” sing the kids.
In other Santi news, the genre-bending singer-songwriter has confirmed she is collaborating with Odd Future’s elusive Earl Sweatshirt, who is finally “Home.” On her 2008 debut album, Santigold worked with Switch and Diplo way back before those two were collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé and Usher, so her record for picking out talent is pretty solid these days. White recently told Pitchfork that “Disparate Youth” itself “is about the youth creating their own world and not having to take this broken shit that’s handed to them.” Odd Future have undeniably done that, whatever you might think of their world’s content.