ST VINCENT – ” The Melting of the Sun “

Posted: April 2, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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St. Vincent has shared a second single from her upcoming album Daddy’s Home, “The Melting of the Sun.” This one’s mellow, groovy, soulful and funky in a ’70s sort of way. Watch the animated video below. On the new single, which St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) co-produced with Jack Antonoff, she pays homage to several artists who have inspired her, including Joni Mitchell and Marilyn Monroe.

“Saint Joni ain’t no phony/Smoking reds where Furry sang the blues/My Marilyn shot her heroin/Hell she said it’s better than abuse,” she sings on the swirling, Seventies-vibed track. “So who am I trying to be? A benzo beauty queen?”

She recently discussed the women behind the lyric’s inspirations with Rolling Stone. “People tried to quiet them when they were saying something that was righteous or true or hard to hear,” Clark said. “[That song] in particular is a love letter to strong, brilliant female artists. Each of them survived in an environment that was in a lot of ways hostile to them.” “People tried to quiet them when they were saying something that was righteous or true or hard to hear,” Clark said in a statement. “[That song] in particular is a love letter to strong, brilliant female artists. Each of them survived in an environment that was in a lot of ways hostile to them.

“The Melting of the Sun” follows the previously released LP single “Pay Your Way in Pain.” However, this search for the distinct taste of late-night cocktail bars in the ’70s is one that St. Vincent manages to pull off with authenticity. As one might expect with such a subject, at times, the song does feel slightly contrived and perhaps too cliched.

Nevertheless, “Daddy’s Home” is shaping up to be a fascinating release from one of the most unpredictable artists around, who continues to shift into different personas for every single record. So far, the two singles released feel like they’re from two different artists. ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ was a sassy, vigoured effort and followed up with a nostalgia-soaked ballad. A total contrast, but somehow St. Vincent has managed to make this style work on ‘The Melting Of The Sun’.

Daddy’s Home, which was co-produced by Jack Antonoff, is out May 14. St. Vincent will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend

The album is about her father’s release from prison after serving a sentence for white-collar crime. Annie Clark announced the record last month with the glitzy comeback single, ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’. Now with ‘The Melting Of The Sun’, she has offered a moment of calm and contemplation, 

The new album “Daddy’s Home”, out May 14th

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