Singer/songwriter Santigold has dropped “I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions,” a five-song project that imbues her very unique/distinct sounds with dancehall and Reggae vibes.
Recorded in just two week’s time, the mixtape includes an appearance by Jamaican dancehall singer Shenseea on the single “Don’t Blame Me” a bouncy upbeat track that hits all the right summer vibes.
Now based in Los Angeles, Santigold gave birth to twins four months ago, an event that accounted in large part for the two-year break she took from music.
“It’s really hard juggling, trying to carve out a time to have a family and be a mom and have a career, especially a creative career,” Santigold, who also has a four-year-old son, told Entertainment Weekly. “I have all these friends now who have similar situations. Like I went to see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Hollywood Bowl recently, and I was so proud of Karen [O] because she had a baby a couple years ago, right around when I did, and she’s such a strong badass woman on stage that I almost started crying.”
Santigold has been touring since mid-July as an opening act for Lauryn Hill and she also has some several festival appearances.
Enjoy the mixtape below along with a look at some new Santigold merch, which can be purchased here.