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Santigold Disses Lady Gaga for Her ‘Big Mouth’? — Video

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Four years after the release of her critically acclaimed eponymous debut, Santigold — formerly known as Santogold — has returned with a video for a new song called ‘Big Mouth,’ which picks up where her debut, and in particular songs like ‘Creator,’ left off.

The whimsical Cody Critcheloe-directed visual serves as a perfect accompaniment to Santi’s new song, which was helmed by ‘Pon De Floor’ co-producer Switch and Buraka Som Sistema. ‘Big Mouth’ is exactly what you’d expect from that marriage of talents — a song that is aggressive both in tempo and message, calling out various gum-flappers and tooth-chatterers who may or may not be Lady Gaga, whose name Santi appears to be chanting at 1:27, when a blonde mermaid gets eaten by a cartoon tiger.

While ‘Big Mouth’ apparently is not the official first single from Santigold’s long-awaited sophomore album, ‘Master of My Make Believe,’ a “proper single” is said to be arriving next month, with the album to follow this spring, featuring contributions by TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek, the Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s Nick Zinner and The Bird and the Bee mastermind — among other things — Greg Kurstin.

“I still have the songs that sound very electronic and clubby,” Santigold told Billboard, in a 2011 interview. “But I have a couple ballads on this one — my own type of ballads, where they just sound big, like the way some old Kate Bush or Peter Gabriel songs were…on this one song, we did a whole section that has a bottle used as the percussion, so there’s layers upon layers of Greg Kurstin playing a bottle and literally filling it with different layers of water, and stacking each note. Mixed with a marimba and taiko drums!”

Download ‘Big Mouth’ via Santi’s site.

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