Dallas-native Annie Clark, or more commonly referred to as St. Vincent, has won awards and garnered praise from around the world. She still drops in from time to time to perform shows and to visit her family (or even to refill napkin dispensers), but most of her life is kept private. Nonetheless, here are some interesting things she's revealed about herself.
1. At the tender age of 15, she worked as a tour manager for her jazz musician uncle Tuck Andress. With him she got to go to Japan, China and Russia.
2. During her teen years, she attended Lake Highland High School along with Mark Salling, Puck from Glee.
3. For college, she attended Berklee College of Music before she dropped out to tour with The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens.
4. Two of her songs, "Roslyn" and "The Antidote" have made appearances on Twilight soundtracks, the former on New Moon and the latter on Breaking Dawn Part 2.
5. In an interview with Westword.com, she stated that she was a fan of anything creepy and unsettling. "I like when things give you the willies," she said. "I like when things come out of nowhere and blindside you a little bit. I think any person who gets panic attacks or has an anxiety disorder can understand how things can all of a sudden turn very quickly. I think I'm sublimating that into the music."
6. Her 2007 album Marry Me was named after a recurring joke on Arrested Development.
7. She has four brothers and four sisters.
8. Clark is a firm believer in gender and sexual fluidity and doesn't "really identify as anything ... I think you can fall in love with anybody," she told Rolling Stone.
9. She has performed with the remaining members of Nirvana twice: once for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction where they played "Lithium," and another show that same night in a small bar in Brooklyn.
10. Clark's first show ever was at the age of 15 (give or take) in Dallas. She performed Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary."