26 August — Edinburgh — Edinburgh Playhouse
28 August — Leeds – O2 Academy*
29 August — Cambridge — Corn Exchange
One of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music, St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has confirmed three new UK headline shows in Edinburgh, Leeds and Cambridge, adding to an itinerary that includes a previously announced festival appearance at End of the Road on 31 August and All Points East in Victoria Park, London on 3rd June.
In addition to being one of the most compelling live performers of a generation, St. Vincent has released five albums to critical acclaim, including 2014’s Best Alternative Album Grammy winning St. Vincent and, most recently, last year’s MASSEDUCTION.
As with its predecessors, MASSEDUCTION has earned an ecstatic reception from critics and fans alike. Debuting at #6 in the UK, MASSEDUCTION was named the #1 album of 2017 by The Guardian, who noted "Annie Clark makes a rock-star power play by embracing thrilling glam traditions while producing something strange, new and unequivocally moving.” Upon its release, the album was hailed by Uncut as "a bravura fusion of dense-art metal/pop and strutting baroque disco,” while Q opined "Each St. Vincent album has outclassed the one before, and her fifth is no exception."
The mass seduction of the album’s title is a bold, emotional reckoning, largely themed around power—or as Clark specifies, “All the forces that can swallow you whole.” These include notoriety and beauty, as well as intoxicating distractions such as pills, sex, and sorrow. Richly melodic and vividly produced, MASSEDUCTION marks St. Vincent’s first collaboration with co-producer Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Sia). Their work occupies a fertile space between pop and art rock, with narratives that pivot from sentimental to savage. MASSEDUCTION is, most accurately, a mosaic of St. Vincent's own experiences: “You can’t fact-check it, it’s not a diary entry, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”
St. Vincent’s live performances never fail to engage and provoke.
St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark - has announced her new album, ‘MASSEDUCTION,’ to be released on the 13th October through Loma Vista/Caroline International. Themes of power and
sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the album, Clark’s first since her 2014 breakout ‘St. Vincent.’ The thirteen tracks on ‘MASSEDUCTION’ swirl with guitar and piano,
synths and strings, and drum beats that punch with purpose. The album was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, with additional recording at
Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles.
“Every record I make has an archetype,” says Clark. “‘Strange Mercy’ was Housewives on Pills. ‘St. Vincent’ was Near-Future Cult Leader. ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is different, it’s pretty first person. You can’t fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”
St. Vincent has released a new song called “New York” (via Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline International).
The new track coincides with the recently announced ‘Fear The Future Tour’ tickets going on sale today.
Listen to “New York” here
“New York” is the latest new work from St. Vincent, who won the Best Alternative Music Album GRAMMY® for her 2014 self-titled album (Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline International).
Shortly after the album’s release she performed with a reformed Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and on the 2014 season finale of Saturday Night Live.