Santigold Unveils Cover Art for New Album

Shot by photographer Jason Schmidt; includes custom bodysuit by Alexander Wang and painting by artist Kehinde Wiley. Santigold Unveils Cover Art for New Album

Santigold has unveiled the cover art for her new album, Master of My Make-Believe, in the New York Times' T Magazine.

Shot by photographer Jason Schmidt, the cover pictures four incarnations of the singer. In the center White portrays a mafia Don, who she refers to as "some sort of ruler in my own reality." At the character's sides are twin attendants "wearing custom bodysuits designed by Alexander Wang" specifically for the shoot.

Hovering above, White portrays a distinguished army officer. The painting, by artist Kehinde Wiley, references the 18th-century British artist Joshua Reynolds's painting of Banastre Tarleton titled "Portrait of an Officer." 

The album will be released May 1 via Downtown/Atlantic. Check out the behind-the-scenes video documenting the photo shoot below.

In other news, Pitchfork has reported a collaboration between Santigold and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt. "It sounds like a fun collab! If it turns out dope, you'll hear it!"

Master of My Make-Believe will be released May 1 via Downtown/Atlantic. 

Written on Feb 29 2012 by Justin Alvarez (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: santigold


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