St. Vincent teases 'deep' new album
St. Vincent has teased fans her as-yet untitled new album will be influenced by her political views and be her "deepest" and "boldest" work yet
St. Vincent has revealed her 2017 album will be her "deepest, boldest work" yet.
The 34-year-old singer/songwriter - whose real name is Annie Clark - is set to drop her as-yet untitled record, a follow-up to her 2014 self-titled fourth studio album, this spring and has warned fans to expect a political element to her new music.
She said: "I've been able to step back and reflect and not just be in the tour, record, tour, record cycle that I've been in for about 10 years.
"I think it'll be the deepest, boldest work I've ever done.
"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.
"The personal is political and therefore the political can't help but influence the art. And only music that has something pretty real to say is gonna cut the mustard."
The 'Digital Witness' hitmaker knew from a young age she was destined to be a musician, but suffered a setback when she dropped out of Berklee College of Music, where she studied theory and performance, which left her "depressed".
She added to Guitar World magazine: "Since I was a five-year-old kid I knew I was going to play music. I was just going to do it.
"So when I had to move back home after dropping out of college it was depression that I had never felt in my life. Like, Oh, I'm a failure. This was not part of the plan.
"Guitar was one of those things, those callings.
"It just hit me. I would draw guitars, and make guitars, when I was five years old. I was completely obsessed with the shape. I loved it. I was in love with it even before I started to play it."