Santigold Returns With “Radio”: Hear Her ‘Paper Towns’ Track

Carl Williott | June 30, 2015 8:49 am
Sam Bruno's "Search Party"
Sam Bruno's "Search Party" features on the soundtrack of new flick 'Paper Towns.'

Santigold returns with “Radio,” her first new material since contributing soundtrack cuts to the Girls compilation and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire OST. This one is off the Paper Towns soundtrack — which coincidentally has “Search Party,” a song by newcomer Sam Bruno that sounds like exactly the sort of hazed-out summer swagger anthem Santigold paved the way for with her 2008 debut.

As for “Radio,” Santi White alternates between her rap-singing blend and kind of yelling her way through the chorus, over a blown-out, dub-inflected beat. Rather than an indicator of the direction she’s going in for her third album, it feels more like a self-consciously anthemic movie tie-in, which I guess is a good thing?

Hear it below.

Paper Towns hits theaters on July 24, and the soundtrack is out July 10.