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Annie Clark Fires Up St. Vincent

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The breakout star from the Polyphonic Spree camp is without a doubt Anne Erin “Annie” Clark.

Clark more famously known as St. Vincent, is dropping new music like sub-electronic bombs as she prepares to unleash her latest and fifth project.

The tracks “New York” and “LA” are making their way through the web as we post and it begs to wonder if her latest project will document her state of mind while in American big cities.

But according to an interview with the Guardian, our eclectically-oriented heroine also wore her romantic heart on her sleeve on this LP. Specifically her relationship with ex-flame/model Cara Delevingne is reportedly on display.

“Um. I’ve always kept my writing close to the vest,” Clark said. “And by that I mean I’m always gonna write about my life. Sometimes, in the past, I did that way more obliquely than now. But it’s almost like an involuntary reflex. I can’t help but be living and also taking notes on what’s going on, always trying to figure out how to put that into a song. And that does not mean there’s literal truth in every lyric on the way.

Of course not. But I can only write about my life, and that – dating Cara – was a big part of my life. I wouldn’t take it off-limits, just because my songs might get extra scrutiny. People would read into them what they would, and you know what? Whatever they thought they found there would be absolutely right. And at the same time it would be absolutely wrong.

A song that means something very specific to me, a song in which I might be obliquely or otherwise exploring some really dark things, is a song that another person might hear and go: ‘Wow, this one really puts a smile on my face.’ I’m thrilled by that. I’m thrilled that people might take my songs into their life and make whatever suits them out of it.”

New St. Vincent music is always a wonderful experience. It sounds like this next round with be the most personal and colorful work that she’s ever been a part of.cent

Watch: St. Vincent “LA”

Watch: St. Vincent “New York”

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