Watch St. Vincent Turn Back the Clock to Perform ‘Pay Your Way in Pain’ and ‘The Melting of the Sun’ on ‘SNL’

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The aesthetic surrounding Annie Clark (a.k.a. the genre-defying St. Vincent) and her upcoming album, Daddy’s Home, is one of vintage vibes with an underlying darkness — and that’s precisely what she brought to the Saturday Night Live stage this past weekend.

First up was “Pay Your Way in Pain,” the first track debuted from the new record. A retro-styled jumpsuit, old-fashioned microphone and backing band (complete backing vocalists) gave the song its funky feel:

“The Melting of the Sun” is the second song shared thus far from Daddy’s Home, and for this performance St. Vincent was seated in a lounge chair in a furry overcoat, while her backing singers did their thing on the side:

Daddy’s Home, the sixth St. Vincent studio album to date, will be out on May 14 via Loma Vista Recordings.

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“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. 


  • Kenneth Leon Lonsinger says:

    St. Vincent is intriguing to say the least. I like a lot of her music and her stage show is first rate and lets not forget she is sexy as hell!

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