I've had a lot of love for her music since she started out and I was working at Xfm and got given her debut EP and then the first album Santogold. I remember listening to L.E.S. Artistes over and over for months.
Then in the time in between she worked with Beastie Boys on a track and Diplo on some beats and loads of others but FINALLY her new album is coming to light just at the point when I didn't think I could wait much longer!
To complete this small, teeny obsession, I got to meet her today as she dropped into BBC 6 Music to do an interview with me all about the new record.
Watch this space for the piece, will post as soon as it goes out on 6 Music, but wow. She was a joy to speak to, so lovely and interesting.
She talked about working with Ricky Blaze, who produced Hold Yuh by Gyptian, one of the best party tunes of the last year or so AND he's just 22! She also talked about how a thrilling boat ride where the boat was smashing down on the waves, complete with old reggae tune on the speakers, inspired the feeling of the record and how it's about being master of your own destiny, taking control of a situation.
Even Jay Z has called the album 'a revolution'!
All to come on this soon but just thought I'd write a post about how awesome she is and how she has the best ring collection I have ever seen. As a magpie to all things gold and shiny, that = WIN.