Santigold’s third full-length studio album 99¢ arrives on February 26 via Atlantic Records. Santigold previously shared album cuts “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” and “Who Be Lovin Me“. Now we’ve got a third track, “Chasing Shadows”.
“Chasing Shadows” features the bright, sharp production of Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Santigold’s vocals fit perfectly between Rostam’s light keys and low end. You can stream Santigold “Chasing Shadows” below and watch the video if you’re a Tidal subscriber. Here’s what Santigold had to say about “Chasing Shadows”:
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.