St. Vincent launched the new track, “New York,” which finds Annie Clark crooning lovelorn words throughout the low-simmering ballad. “You’re the only motherfucker in the city who can handle me,” she pleads over a modest piano, guitar strings and kick-drum pulse. Although the song seems primed for any grandiose crescendo, Clark makes use of the power of brevity, ending “New York” after two-and-a-half minutes.
“New York” follows 2015’s “Teenage talk,” highlighted in HBO’s Girls, as well as her self-titled 2014 LP. While Clark has however to formally announce her fifth record, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff told The New York Times that he is working on new songs with the art-rock musician.
Clark told Guitar World that her next album will be her “deepest,boldest” of her career.. “I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded – especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geo-political standpoint,” she said.
The guitarist’s “Fear the Future” U.S. tour roll-outs November fourteenth in Detroit and ends December third in Brooklyn.