Transport Back to the ’70s in St. Vincent’s Trippy New Video for ‘The Melting of the Sun’


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We’re a little over a month away from the release of Daddy’s Home, the new album from St. Vincent, and the build-up thus far has found Annie Clark quite busy when it comes to sharing intriguing previews of the record.

This past weekend, she delivered some captivating, stylized performances on Saturday Night Live. One of them was for the song “The Melting of the Sun,” which now has an endlessly retro music video treatment paying tribute to its old-school vibe:

Here’s that aforementioned SNL performance:

She also performed “Pay Your Way in Pain,” backed by a band including Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass), Jason Falkner (guitar), Rachel Eckroth (keys), Mark Guiliana (drums), Nayanna Holley, Sy Smith and Neka Hamilton (backing vocals):

Daddy’s Home, the sixth St. Vincent studio album to date, will be out on May 14 via Loma Vista Recordings.

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“Daddy’s Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC,” said St. Vincent in a statement about the new record. “Last night’s heels on the morning train.  Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.”

Per a news release, Daddy’s Home also draws its inspiration from Clark’s personal life, stemming back to 2019 on the heels of a GRAMMY win related to her album MASSEDUCATION:

In the winter of 2019, as MASSEDUCTION’s title track won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Song and the album won Best Recording Package, St. Vincent’s father was released from prison. She began writing the songs that would become Daddy’s Home, closing the loop on a journey that began with his incarceration in 2010, and ultimately led her back to the vinyl her dad had introduced her to during her childhood.  The records she has probably listened to more than any other music in her entire life. Music made in sepia-toned downtown New York from 1971-1975. 

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