St. Vincent, the performance moniker of singer/songwriter and guitarist Annie Clark, will release her fourth studio album on February 25 via Republic Records according to her new label’s 2014 release schedule. The upcoming project, the followup to her 2011 album Strange Mercy, is currently listed as self-titled though that may change with an official release announcement from Clark and Republic. Check out a snippet of some new music in the youtube video announcing her European tour below. Lead track from the new album will be Birth In Reverse.
"She was staying at her mother’s house in Richardson, a close-in Dallas suburb, while she recorded her fourth solo album."
“‘I wrote a lot of this new record in a shed behind my friend’s house in South Austin. I would go out there every morning like I was going to work. I wanted to go someplace to write that wasn’t New York. It was February and I wanted to be somewhere warm. When I wrote Strange Mercy [released in 2011], I did something similar in Seattle.’”
"She remembers spending hours playing the chords to the verse melody for “Surgeon,” which she had written at age 15.”
"“The syntax was strange, but everyone has felt like that at times, like they wished someone could come cut the pain out of them. I went back to the studio and wrote the chorus. Then I found some music that fit it. To support that image of lying in bed, unable to get up, the mail piling up…the music had to sound gauzy and out of focus, as if it were coming from a bleary, pill-addled brain. Sometimes just the way the words sound will bring out the music.’” -on "Surgeon"