St. Vincent Shares Funky “Down” Music Video; ‘Daddy’s Home’ Album Out 5/14

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This Friday, May 14, St. Vincent will release her anticipated new album, Daddy’s Home — which, so far, has proven to be decidedly heavy on style and throwback vibes.

The latest song shared ahead of the album is “Down,” presented as a quirky music video starring Annie Clark herself, portraying “full Candy Darling morning-after regalia, portraying a woman — under the influence? — careening through a narrative that meshes perfectly with the song’s urgent, anxious grooves,” per a news release, seemingly indicating that the narrative flow of Daddy’s Home will involve multiple characters.

“Down” is the third pre-release single from the album, following “The Melting of the Sun” and its trippy video:

As well as “Pay Your Way in Pain,” which kicked off this album cycle with quite a flourish:

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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. “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. 

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