Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent has confirmed the forthcoming spring arrival of her next studio album, Daddy’s Home, due out May 14th via Loma Vista Recordings.
The 11 tracks to be featured on Daddy’s Home were co-produced by Jack Antonoff, who had previously collaborated with Clark on her acclaimed 2017 album, Masseduction.
The album’s lead single, “Pay Your Way In Pain”, hears Clark belt out seductively darker lyrics atop the record’s slightly heavier, glam-meets-funk music sections.
As Consequence of Sound reports, Clark began to write the material for Daddy’s Home shortly after her own father was released from prison. “Pay Your Way In Pain” certainly carries the glistening aura of a bygone era, which was likely heavily inspired by the older, pre-disco 70s albums that Clark and her father would listen to.
Clark mentioned during a 2020 interview with MOJO that she wanted to return to her musical roots and channel the influences of artists like Stevie Wonder and Sly And The Family Stone. She also said in the interview,
I went back to these records that I probably listened to more in my life than at any other time. Music made in New York from 1971-76, typically post-flower child, kick the hippie idealism out of it, America’s in a recession but pre-disco, the sort of gritty, raw, wiggly nihilistic part of that. It’s not a glamorous time, there’s a lot of dirt under the fingernails. It was really about feel and vibe but with song and stories.
Listen to the new song via its retro-inspired music video below, which was directed by Bill Benz.
St. Vincent – “Pay Your Way In Pain”
[Video: St. Vincent]
Click here to pre-order Daddy’s Home.
Daddy’s Home Tracklist:
1. Pay Your Way in Pain
2. Down and Out Downtown
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Live in the Dream
5. The Melting of the Sun
6. The Laughing Man
8. Somebody Like Me
9. My Baby Wants a Baby
10. …At the Holiday Party
11. Candy Darling
[H/T Consequence of Sound]