St. Vincent Teams Up with X Japan’s Yoshiki For New Rendition of ‘New York’

    St. Vincent has teamed up with X Japan’s Yoshiki for a new rendition of her MASSEDUCTION single, ‘New York’. Check it out below.

    “It was an honor to work with the amazing YOSHIKI on this new version of ‘New York’,” St. Vincent, real name Annie Clark, said in a statement. “Yoshiki’s arrangement added to the song in the way time or distance transform longtime friends or relationships: the original is still recognizable, but subtly and significantly altered.”

    Yoshiki added: “As an artist, I admire how St.Vincent approaches music in an innovative and courageous way. Her music breaks the boundaries of genres, which is a mindset I can completely relate to. My band X Japan played the Coachella Festival in 2018 at the same time that St. Vincent performed, but at that time we didn’t meet. But this year, through mutual friends, we were introduced. In terms of ‘New York,’ it’s a great song to start with, and I’m grateful that she trusted me to fully rearrange the song with my classical approach. I hope St. Vincent’s fans enjoy it, and that my fans will too.”

    MASSEDUCTION was released in 2017. Since then, St. Vincent has offered multiple reworkings of ‘New York’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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