ST VINCENT – ” Daddy’s Home “

Posted: March 4, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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St. Vincent has teased her next album with a poster campaign. The new record is reportedly called “Daddy’s Home” and it reportedly drops May 14 via Loma Vista.

Teasers for St. Vincent‘s anticipated follow-up to 2017’s “Masseduction” have begun popping up, and while officially Annie Clark has been mum on the subject, recently tweeting “Nothing to see here,” she’s now discussed the album, which is apparently called Daddy’s Home and features production by Jack Antonoff, more in a new interview on Substack newsletter The New Cue. “I would say it’s the sound of being down and out Downtown in New York, 1973,” she says. “Glamour that hasn’t slept for three days.”

“In hindsight, I realized that the [last album, 2017’s] Masseduction and tour was so incredibly strict,” she continues, “whether it was the outfits I was wearing that literally constricted me, to the show being tight and the music being angular and rigid. When I wrapped that, I was like ‘oh, I just want things that are fluid and wiggly and I want this music to look like a Cassavetes film. I wanted it to be warm tones and not really distorted, to tell these stories of flawed people being flawed and doing the best they can. Which is kind of what my life is.”

Images of the teaser posters have been cropping up across social media platforms. They feature a blond Annie Clark standing in a maroon suit next to what appears to be an album cover. “St. Vincent is back with a record of all-new songs,” a text panel reads. “Warm Wurlitzers and wit, glistening guitars and grit, with sleaze and style for days. Taking you from uptown to downtown with the artist who makes you expect the unexpected.” The poster claims that the record will be available May 14th.

Late last year, Clark said that a new album was “locked and loaded” for 2021. In between producing music for Sleater-Kinney, hosting a podcast from her shower, and putting the finishing touches on Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent may have entered a dirty rabbit hole, exploring more sordid tales.

A song that makes you feel like you need to permission to listen, “Pay Your Way In Pain” oozes the funk of what’s to be expected from Daddy’s Home.

“‘Daddy’s Home’ collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC,” says Clark. “Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.”

Asked what she was listening to while making this album, Annie says, “I went back to these records that I probably listened to more in my life than at any other time, music made in New York from 1971-76, typically post-flower child, kick the hippie idealism out of it, America’s in a recession but pre-disco, the sort of gritty, raw, wiggly nihilistic part of that. It’s not a glamorous time, there’s a lot of dirt under the fingernails. It was really about feel and vibe but with song and stories.”

Through a grainier retro screen, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) is summoning her inner 1970s starlet sleaze on Daddy’s Home (Loma Vista), out May 14th, sharing the first single “Pay Your Way in Pain” with a video, directed by Bill Benz—who also worked on Clark and Carrie Brownstein’s upcoming movie The Nowhere Inn—showing St. Vincent entering a vortex of network television variety shows.

“Daddy’s Home” is expected May 14th via Loma Vista, and lead single “Pay Your Way In Pain” is reportedly arriving Friday (March 5th).

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