St. Vincent shares gritty new song "Pay Your Way In Pain"

Publish Date
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 2:01PM

A week after street posters promoting a new album by St. Vincent cropped up, Annie Clark officially announced her sixth studio album Daddy's Home is arriving on May 14.

“Daddy’s Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC," she explained in a statement. "Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.” To prove her point, the singer-songwriter shared the album's first single "Pay Your Way In Pain" — a track that pays homage to the gritty, funky sounds of the '70s — and an accompanying video straight out of that same era.

Listen to "Pay Your Way In Pain" above.

Though just recently announced, Clark's been teasing the new collection for quite some time, describing it as a "tectonic shift" from her signature art rock sound. She also discussed working with Jack Antonoff, who previously produced 2017's MASSEDUCTION.

"I was in Electric Lady Studios in New York and wanted to do this sleazy, grimy record and Jack was fully on board,” she recalled. “He whipped out some great Wurlitzer playing, super funky, then he’d get on the drums and do totally the right vibe. And then he was playing this f**king awesome bass, ripping it.”

“It was cool to get to see Jack bust out these chops," she continued. "And same here, I actually have some deep understanding of harmony that I keep to myself most of the time but here I bust it out.”

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