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St. Vincent, the nom-de-stage of Annie Clark, releases third album Strange Mercy, on 12/13th September.
Having worked together on 2009's Actor, Clark reunited with producer John Congleton, recording the album in her hometown of Dallas, TX at Elmwood Studios. The 11 new tracks showcase Clark's inimitable gift for melody, packing elegant arrangements with hefty emotional punches.
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On May 4th, 4AD released Actor, the anticipated new album by St. Vincent (née Annie Clark), and the follow-up to her first album Marry Me, one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2007. Actor was co-produced by Clark and John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree) and features eleven new songs, all written and arranged by Clark.
Actor takes the ambitious compositional and sonic underpinnings of Clark’s debut as a starting point and never looks back. The arrangements are more masterful, the...
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‘Cheerleader’ is the latest single to be released from Strange Mercy, the third album from St. Vincent (aka Oklahoma-born Annie Clark). With quiet beginnings, Clark’s renowned dry wit takes a sudden dark and confessional turn, as her fizzling guitar comes to life, and she implores, “I don’t wanna be a cheerleader no more, I don’t wanna be a dirt-eater no more.”
Released last year to widespread critical acclaim, Strange Mercy featured in both Q and NME’s Top Ten Albums of...
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‘Actor Out Of Work’, one of many highlights from Actor, is a devastating sonic kiss-off, complete with slyly poisonous lyrics and steamrolling guitars.
Less than two and a half minutes in duration it is deliciously succinct in delivery and comes backed with an exclusive track ‘Bicycle’.
In September of this year, St Vincent took a giant leap forward with the release of third album, Strange Mercy. This time out Annie Clark was to combine her long-celebrated musical virtuosity with ambitious songwriting that ran a gamut of emotional cadences, all the while underpinned by a colourful sense of melody.
Recording these songs live for the first time, St Vincent has performed four...