Back in June St. Vincent returned with her first single, New York, since releasing her self-titled album back in 2014.
The video is directed by Alex Da Corte and features Annie Clark in vibrant and colorful backdrops. In a press release, Da Corte explains, “I think Annie’s New York is the New York of my dreams — one that is blurry and fractured, dreamy and flat. It is the Toontown to my Hollywood. It is beautiful but slightly out of reach.” Watch below.
There’s still no new album information just yet however in a recent New Yorker profile, Annie Clark dishes on details about her upcoming untitled album which, according to her, is “all about sex and drugs and sadness.” She even talks about whether or not New York is about her ex Cara Delevingne. Then, about midway through the long read, writer By Nick Paumgarten mentions the model-actress’ cameo as an aside. He writes:
There’s a song on the new album called Pills. “Pills to grow, pills to shrink, pills, pills, pills and a good stiff drink/ Pills to fuck, pills to eat, pills, pills, pills down the kitchen sink.” (As it happens, those lines are sung by Delevingne, who will be credited, for the benefit of the British gossip press, as an underground sensation named Kid Monkey.) “I was trying to hold on,” Clark recalls. “I didn’t have coping mechanisms for tremendous anxiety and depression. I was trying to get through pharmaceutically.
It sounds incredibly relatable and we can’t wait for the next St. Vincent album.