1.Hang On Me
6.Happy Birthday, Johnny
9.Fear The Future
11.Dancing With A Ghost
St. Vincent aka Annie Clark - album, MASSEDUCTION, released via Loma Vista/Caroline International. Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the album, Clarks 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, its pretty first person. You cant fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.
MASSEDUCTION is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. 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.