Annie Clark goes by the stage name St. Vincent. She is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. St. Vincent studied at Berklee College Of Music for three years, and began her career as a member of Polyphonic Spree. She also toured as a member of Sufjan Stevens’ band before doing her own thing in 2006.
St. Vincent’s work is a blend of Soft Rock, Experimental Music, Electropop, and Jazz. She released three well received albums before she came to my attention with an amazing album in collaboration with David Byrne titled Love This Giant in 2012. Her fourth solo album, St. Vincent, was released in 2014 and was named Album Of The Year by The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, NME, and Slant Magazine, plus Number Two Album Of 2014 by Time Magazine. It brought her a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album, the first solo female performer in 20 years to win a Grammy in that category.
St. Vincent considers claims to be gender and sexually fluid:
“I don’t really identify as anything. I think you can fall in love with anybody. I don’t have anything to hide but I’d rather the emphasis be on music. I’m not one for gender or sexual absolutism in the main; I fully support and engage in the spectrum.”
Her new album Masseducation comes out next Friday, October 13th, on Loma Vista Records. She just released the video for the song Los Ageless, which bookends nicely with New York, her single from this summer. Watch the new video here in all of its crazy colored splendor: