Words by Jesse Serwer, via MTV—
As she’s explained it, Santigold found the direction for her upcoming sophomore album Master Of My Make-Believe on a sojourn to Jamaica. “I went out on this tiny speedboat with Diplo– we were flying, no life jackets, it was so dangerous,” she told Pitchfork. “This speedboat had a little sound system, and it was playing old reggae, and it was making this distorted, blown-out, grinding sound over the ocean. And I was like, ‘This is what I want my record to feel like.’”
Appropriately, she’s returned to the scene of the crime for the video for the gorgeous, Ricky Blaze-produced single, “Disparate Youth,” which was directed by Sam Fleischner, the guy behind 2010’s hipsters-inna-yard flick Wah Do Dem. Visually, “Disparate Youth” is on some epic, Duran Duran “Rio” meets Lord of the Flies shit, a Golden Era of MTV-level, vague/weird story-driven video sure to stand out amidst today’s budget YouTube visuals. Follow our heroine as she journeys through the Jamaican wilds by motorbike and motorboat, happening on a grand plantation house and a facepainted-up tribe of duppy pickneys. Enjoy.