Having told Billboard back in June of last year that she was almost finished making the follow-up to her genre-mashing 2008 debut, Santi White continues to tease us with snippets of info about the album – which now has a working title. Speaking to V Magazine, White had this to say: “Reality TV is more popular than ever, and it’s the fakest thing ever. Where is there place for truth in all of that? My record is called Master Of My Make-Believe because I want it to be about creating your own reality.”
The singer also said that writing and recording for the album was “a very lonely process,” though she’s pulled in an impressive roster of helpers. “I worked with Greg Kurstin on three songs, Switch on several songs, and Dave Sitek [of TV On The Radio] on one song. I worked with Nick Zinner [of Yeah Yeah Yeahs] a bunch on writing and he played too. I write to the music. The lyrics came slowly on this record.”
Read the full, albeit short, interview here.
In other news, Santi and Nick Zinner have also collaborated on a track with Malian duo Amadou & Mariam. ‘Dougou Badia’ is taken from their latest album Folila, out March 26 via Nonesuch/Because. Stream it over at Pitchfork.