Santigold, Donmonique | Concord Music Hall | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Santigold, Donmonique 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended Image

When: Sun., April 17, 8 p.m. 2016

Beginning with her debut, Santogold, the formerly self-titled album prior to her moniker changing to Santigold, Santi White has been bending the boundaries of pop a bit to the side as to allow in subtle mutations of off-kilter reggae and clever R&B and whatever other swatch of hypercolor she’s feeling. Her newest 99¢ (Atlantic) begins not so modestly with its best track “Can’t Get Enough of Myself,” a jaunt that offers the perfect vibe for an impending summer as it playfully bounces along towards a chorus created to pour out of open car windows. The lilting, fun rhythm of “Can’t Get Enough” is the best kind on the album, and as heard on “Chasing Shadows” for instance, it’s also when White gets to shimmy and strut along the most. Still she’s nothing if not willing to experiment: while a heavier electro track like “Walking in a Circle” might get a little too murky at times, “Rendezvous Girl” features a jogging and addictive hook that deserves a breaking sweat whenever it happens across a dance floor.

Kevin Warwick

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