ST. VINCENT - ACTOR OUT OF WORK
St. Vincent (Brooklyn)
Most positively the next biggest talent to rise into center stage is an unquestionably mesmerizing singer-songwriter and 4ad recording artist living in Brooklyn, New York, named Annie Clark. She goes by her stage and recording artist name as St. Vincent and she is fast becoming the biggest buzz in the music industry. PLUG Independent Music Awards named her Female Artist of the Year 2008.
She was also nominated for New Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Rolling Stone named her one of the five discoveries at this year's SXSW and a rehearsal video she recorded there made a tremendous buzz on YouTube. Get ready for this talent because she will surely take international audiences into deep hypnosis with her charm and wall of sound.
St. Vincent is an absolutely amazing multi-instrumentalist. Her first feature length album release, Marry Me (Beggars Banquet 2007) is filled with heart wrenching material, although the music spreads across a spectrum of intensity, from the piano ballad Marry Me to the quirky My Lips Are Red, all the while keeping a slight of soul to them all. Her new single release track, Actor Out Of Work, takes on an even bigger sound, filling halls with more guitar power and driving harmonies.
She describes herself as reminiscent of Feist and Bjork but humbly said "I'm not as strange as Bjork, but, I sound similar some of the time" on a blog post in 2007 prior to her first album release, although she did boast that "I play pretty much every instrument under the sun on my debut album Marry Me" confidently.
Her highly anticipated album, Actor, is set for release on 5 May on 4AD and NPR.ORG will be streaming the full album online for two weeks prior beginning April 20. Her music video promo for her first single release, Actor Out Of Work, is now available online.
The momentum she is moving can only mean one thing: a definite boom into the international music arena. This is one artist-musician who won't be out of work anytime soon.