St. VINCENT – ” Daddy’s Home “

Posted: May 16, 2021 in MUSIC
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The last time we heard new music from St. Vincent, she delivered a pair of radically different albums. There was 2017’s MassEducation, which found Annie Clark teaming with Jack Antonoff for the most immediate and danceable music of her career. And then there was the companion album, 2018’s MassEducation, which reimagined those songs in stark, solo piano arrangements.

Her new album “Daddy’s Home” follow-up appears to be another reinvention, with Clark citing Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, and Martin Scorsese’s 1976 classic Taxi Driver as influences. “Can’t wait for you to hear it,” she teased.

St Vincent released the new album, “Daddy’s Home” this weekend via Loma Vista. On Monday she shared the album’s third track, “Down” via a video for it. Bill Benz directed the video, which seems to feature Clark as a private detective in 1970s New York City.

Previously St. Vincent shared the album’s first single, “Pay Your Way In Pain” via a video for the track. The sleazy and funky “Pay Your Way In Pain” sounds like something from Beck’s Midnite Vultures album (from 1999)

Then she shared “The Melting Of The Sun” St. Vincent also performed the track on Saturday Night Live, along with “Pay Your Way In Pain.”

Daddy’s Home was teased with a series of advertisements. Jack Antonoff co-produced the album with Clark, which was recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer. In 2019 Clark’s father was released from prison after being incarserated for nine years, hence the album’s title, Daddy’s Home. This led her to revisiting the vinyl records her dad used to play her when she was a child. As a press release puts it: “The records she has probably listened to more than any other music in her entire life. Music made in sepia-toned downtown New York from 1971-1975.” Hence the vibe of the album’s promotion and packaging is decidedly ’70s.

In the press release Clark puts it this way: “Daddy’s Home” collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC. Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.”

  1. Quality of the music is good. That logo and graphics though, they’re fantastic

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