Watch Santigold’s Tiny Desk Concert

Watch Santigold’s Tiny Desk Concert
Santigold brought a live band to the NPR office and shared a video for her Spirituals opener “My Horror” over the weekend.

By Raphael Helfand

November 21, 2022

Santigold brought a five-piece backing band to NPR’s Tiny Desk studio for a tight, five-song set published Monday morning (November 21). Supported by Ray Brady on guitar and synth, Chuck Treece on drums , George Lewis, Jr. (Twin Shadow) on bass, and Melanie Nyema and Stephany Mora on background vocals, the long-time pop innovator opened with punk-tinged renditions of “L.E.S. Artistes” and “I’m A Lady” — two hits from her 2008 self-titled debut — and played “Shake” and “Fall First” from September’s Spirituals before closing with “Ain’t Got Enough,” a song she released way back in 2005 under the moniker Stiffed. (Treece, a legendary pro skater who’s toured with such acts as Bad Brains and Pearl Jam, also played drums in that group.)

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Over the weekend, Santigold shared a music video for Spirituals’ opener, “My Horror,” in which she runs through a sunlit suburban neighborhood, escaping an unseen pursuer. And on Monday, along with her Tiny Desk performance, a new episode of her “roundtable” podcast series Noble Champions arrived. This week’s show features a conversation between Santigold, Saul Williams, and climate journalist Mary Annaïse Heglar on the intersection of race and climate change.

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Watch the Tiny Desk video above and the “My Horror” video below.

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