Annie Clark returns with a record that was pieced together from years of voice memos, texts and snippets of melodies
Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, has announced her new album MASSEDUCTION is scheduled for release 13 October on Loma Vista Recordings. Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the LP, Clark’s first since her 2014 breakout St. Vincent. The 13-track 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.”
MASSEDUCTION is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. Special guests on the record include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.
The MASSEDUCTION track listing is as follows…
- Hang On Me
- Los Ageless
- Happy Birthday, Johnny
- New York
- Fear The Future
- Young Lover
- Dancing with a Ghost
- Slow Disco
- Smoking Section
Watch New York, the first video from MASSEDUCTION below, and for more information go to: ilovestvincent.com