Santigold Brings Her “Girls” Out For Lena Dunham’s Show As Music Moves To The Forefront in Season Two

by (@emilyexton)

After a brief vacation from think pieces and heated debates around the Internet, Girls is the topic of conversation once again, following its season premiere and big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. To further celebrate–or cue your long winters nap, depending on your opinion of the show–comes the official soundtrack (GirlsĀ  Soundtrack, Volume 1) consisting of a diverse collection of contemporary acts (fun., Santigold) occasionally singing old tunes (Tegan and Sara cover the Stones!) that are close to the show’s heart. Lena Dunham‘s Robyn-assisted acceptance speech has already boosted the Swede’s sales numbers this week and music will play even more of a role as Season Two unfolds, particularly when Hannah tries cocaine for the first time to the sounds of Icona Pop. We love it! Er, not the white stuff, of course. Drugs are bad, kids.

The arrival of Santigold’s aptly-titled video from the soundtrack, set in the Girls‘ backyard gives us even more reason to talk about just how she and Dunham are portraying New York City, millennial culture and fellow loosely-tied down young women who also happen to be nursing ex-boyfriends back to health. Sorry, haters. But between the increasingly direct (and steamy) approach to both sex and its critics AND a Tuner-approved playlist, you might want to throw up a white flag and jump aboard. We’ve come so far from the sounds of Charlie and Ray’s underwhelming live shows in sweaty basements!

“All adventurous women do,” one of the more memorable lines from last season, born in a tweet from Hannah Horvath that ultimately helped birth an epic dance party we fall back on whenever we’re in need of groove inspiration, encapsulated one of the show’s overriding themes: girls try things, even if they’re stupid/misguided/dangerous and even if they ultimately cause someone to get hit by a bus. And the females who exist within Santigold’s video world (and walk the streets of NYC) try a lot of stuff, too, including:

  1. Chess
  2. Ice skating
  3. Making coffee
  4. Twirling
  5. Riding the subway
  6. Eating out
  7. Kicking it
  8. Typing
  9. Web surfing
  10. Posing for selfies
  11. Hosting social functions
  12. Sliding

It’s a totally fun, feel-good clip featuring fearless females of all ages, colors and sizes, that will will make you want to hug your friends or start a flashmob. Finally, a group of people who won’t run away screaming when we try to start a conga line on the 1 train! Watch below.

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[Photo: Getty Images]

Santigold's "Girls" Video on the Girls Soundtrack

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