Annie Clark’s latest marks the follow-up to her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION. In an interview with MOJO, she described the new record as a “tectonic shift,” adding, “I felt I had gone as far as I could possibly go with angularity. I was interested in going back to the music I’ve listened to more than any other—Stevie Wonder records from the early ’70s, Sly and the Family Stone. I studied at the feet of those masters.” She then went on to compare the sound of the album to “the colour palette of the world of Taxi Driver” and “Gena Rowlands in a Cassavetes film”.
She added: “I just wanted to capture the colours, the film stock, and tell these stories of being down and out, down on your luck.”
Clark also revealed that she plans to make changes in her live shows when it’s time to go back on tour. “My last tour was a whole bunch of production and high-concept video and razzle-dazzle and I can’t go any further with that,” she said. “I’m going to come down and just play. I don’t think high-gloss sheen is going to be that resonant with people because it will feel very much [like] ‘let them eat cake’.”
The rumors are true. New record “locked and loaded” for 2021. Can’t wait for you to hear it.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) December 15, 2020