Annie Clark, known professionally as St. Vincent, recently announced her new album ‘MASSEDUCTION’; released on October 13th through Loma Vista / Caroline International.
Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the album; Clark’s first since her 2014 breakout ‘St. Vincent’. The thirteen tracks on ‘MASSEDUCTION’ swirl with guitar and piano, synths and strings, and drum beats that punch with purpose. The album was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan; with additional recording at Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles.
“Every record I make has an archetype,” says Clark. “‘Strange Mercy’ was Housewives on Pills. ‘St. Vincent’ was Near-Future Cult Leader. ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is different, it’s pretty first person. You can’t fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”
The album is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while travelling the world. Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.