In an interview with Stereogum last week, Santigold spoke about her upcoming album but no one cares about that because she also talked shit about the current state of the music industry.
This is the direct quote from Stereogum.com:
“I’m disappointed with the state of music right now, but it’s not really about anybody specific. I think there’s a lack of true art, and the fanfare is valued over actual substance. It’s like you don’t have to make good music to be fucking huge. Now, I’ll say that, and all the little kids will be like, “Fuck you. I hope you die.” [laughs] Don’t let them think you dissed Lady Gaga!
I watched a music awards show last year and started crying afterwards. I just felt really sad that people go along with stupid wack shit. I’m sorry, but LMFAO performed at the Super Bowl? Aren’t they a joke band? That type of shit makes me cry. I’m like, “Really?”
Well Bon Iver makes my ears bleed, but I’m not going around telling everybody about it… except on this website.
Can we please get past this trend of artists making fun of the current music industry in order to make their upcoming album seem ~unique~ and ~groundbreaking~? Everyone knows LMFAO is re-god-damn-diculous but they are still probably making more money than you, Santigold. That’s the way the music industry works, and if you’re still surprised about this after we have survived the boy band era and Britney Spears’ infinite number of comebacks, then you don’t belong anywhere near a microphone. And I very highly doubt that by watching any horrible band whatsoever perform, she was moved to tears. That is like me reading a very poorly written article and crying about it because the grammar made a mockery of the AP style guide.
Of all the feelings that LMFAO makes me feel, sadness about the downfall of the music industry is definitely not one of them. Confusion, an overwhelming desire to pound hard liquor, and an urgent need to walk out of Forever 21 are the only feelings that LMFAO ignite in me, and you should feel the same Santigold. So turn off your radio, delete them from your iTunes and don’t ever go into downtown Orlando. Don’t let them get you down girl.
Santigold’s album Master of My Make-Believe will be out on May 1st.