Out Now: St. Vincent Makes Another Strong, Unpredictable Statement with New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Listen)

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There simply is nobody quite like St. Vincent, and today, May 14, the fiercely original singer/songwriter also known by the name Annie Clark releases Daddy’s Home, her highly anticipated new studio album.

Recent weeks have seen St. Vincent preview the album’s material with a few songs, each of them deeply rooted in throwback vibes and a fuzzy, 1970s’ aesthetic — but with some darkness simmering under the surface, as made evident in videos for songs such as “The Melting of the Sun”:

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Daddy’s Home, the sixth St. Vincent studio album to date, was produced by Clark and Jack Antonoff, recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer, while its music was performed by Annie, Jack, Cian, Thomas, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhart, Lynne Fiddmont and Kenya Hathaway.

“Daddy’s Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC,” said St. Vincent in a statement about the new record, adding to its heavy thematic value. “Last night’s heels on the morning train.  Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.”

Per a news release, Daddy’s Home also draws its inspiration from Clark’s personal life, stemming back to 2019 on the heels of a GRAMMY win related to her album MASSEDUCATION:

In the winter of 2019, as MASSEDUCTION’s title track won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Song and the album won Best Recording Package, St. Vincent’s father was released from prison. She began writing the songs that would become Daddy’s Home, closing the loop on a journey that began with his incarceration in 2010, and ultimately led her back to the vinyl her dad had introduced her to during her childhood.  The records she has probably listened to more than any other music in her entire life. Music made in sepia-toned downtown New York from 1971-1975. 

Listen to the album below.

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