LISTEN | ST. VINCENT recalls her old "New York"

MUSIC | Art rock hero Annie Clark makes a stunning, melancholy return

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Annie Clark is back, and she brought the melancholia.

Art rock darling St. Vincent has returned with a new single paying tribute to "New York." Clark is known for the emotional highs and lows of her music, and "New York" is very much in that vein. The downbeat track is tinged with nostalgia for a lost city and a lost love. "I have lost a hero, I have lost a friend / But for you, darling, I would do it all again," Clark remembers a love that has slipped through the pipe line. In the context of a city that no longer feels like home, it's all the more heartbreaking.

So many people feel alone in the concrete jungle, and Clark captures that solitude and heroism in the heartbreaking track. She talks about a New York that doesn't feel like New York, about an empty Astor Place that, without her "old crew", has become a graveyard of longing. Perhaps only Clark could make reminiscing this chic, sad, and victorious.

Last week, the singer announced her Fear for the Future" tour. Find the tour dates below, and see if you can catch St. Vincent in your city.

8/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic
10/17 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/18 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
10/20 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
10/23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10/24 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
10/26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
10/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg
11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
11/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater
11/19 – Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/21 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11/25 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11/27 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
12/1 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
12/2 – Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
12/3 – Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

Listen to "New York" below.

E.R. Pulgar is a music writer, poet, image-maker, and once cried reading Virginia Woolf. Follow him on Twitter.


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