St. Vincent Shares ’70s-Inspired ‘The Melting of the Sun,’ Playing SNL This Weekend 4/3

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St. Vincent (otherwise known as Annie Clark) is a prolific singer/songwriter with a career that spans genres and styles while defying (and exceeding) expectations at every turn. She will release a new studio album titled Daddy’s Home on May 14, and it’s shaping up to be another unique musical experience.

Here’s “The Melting of the Sun,” a song debuted Thursday that pairs a laid-back, 1970s-inspired vibe with some dark lyrics:

So sorry missed the party
Hello on the dark side of the moon
Jane lost it crashed her corvette
Ran into the tide in Malibu
And we all heard the gun but I was slow to run
It’s just the melting of the sun
It’s just the sun
I wanna watch you watch it burn

It’s the second song shared from the album thus far, joining “Pay Your Way In Pain”:

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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.”

St. Vincent will perform on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, April 3 — presumably to debut some of this new material. Check it out!

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. 

Here’s the album’s track listing:

1. Pay Your Way In Pain
2. Down And Out Downtown
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Live In The Dream
5. The Melting Of The Sun
6. Humming [Interlude 1]
7. The Laughing Man
8. Down
9. Humming [Interlude 2]
10. Somebody Like Me
11. My Baby Wants A Baby
12. …At The Holiday Party
13. Candy Darling
14. Humming [Interlude 3]

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