Update Sept. 6 at 10:53 a.m.: We called it: St. Vincent indeed has a new album on the way. Entitled Masseduction, the album harps on themes of power, sex, imperiled relationships and death, according to a statement. Along with the announcement came a new tune called "Los Ageless." Masseduction is due out Oct. 13.
Few artists have had as productively eclectic of a year as St. Vincent. Known around her hometown of Dallas as Lake Highlands High School graduate Annie Clark, the musician has added actor, film maker, political activist, guitar designer and even ambassador to her resume since she last released a proper album in 2014. Her new video for "New York," her first new song in a couple of years, only adds to the heaping pile of evidence that suggests she's a stunning artistic visionary.
The colorful, imaginative video, directed by Alex Da Corte, is also the latest sign that a new record is on its way. On top of a new song and video, tour dates are set for the Fall (no D-FW date yet). Some recent, high-profile appearances in the press mean that eager fans have, mercifully, not been starving for St. Vincent news and notes.
The delicate, slow-burning tune offers a glimpse into a new sonic avenue when compared with much of her previous work has been gathering praise since its release, with Pitchfork calling it "pure breakup gold." Plus, we've ever heard someone drop as many F-bombs in such a gorgeous way.
Given that the past couple of weeks alone have witnessed St. Vincent singing a classic Beatles tune in a commercial for Tiffany & Co. and her being named as the director for an upcoming big screen remake of Portrait of Dorian Gray, it's safe to think the coming months will continue to be full of whimsical St. Vincent-related surprises, which are pretty much the best kinds of surprises.