środa, 31 grudnia 2014

St. Vincent - The Cheerleader

St. Vincent is the stage name of Annie Clark, a very talented American multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. She took her moniker from Nick Cave’s song called „Ther She Goes My Beautiful World” which refers to the hospital in which Dylan Thomas died ("And Dylan Thomas died drunk in/ St. Vincent's hospital"). Till now she realeased four solo studio albums, the debut „Marry Me” (2007, Beggars Banquet  BBQCD 254) followed by „Actor” (2009, 4AD CAD 2919), „Strange Mercy” (2011, 4AD CAD 3123) and self-titled „St. Vincent” (2014, Loma Vista/Republic Records UNIW 40354). In 2012 she also released in collaboration with David Byrne (a member of Talking Heads) an album „Love This Giant” (4AD CAD 3231). Worth to mention that all these records were well received by critics and one by one gradually gained more and more commercial attention. Over few last years she spread her musical activity in various projects, in 2012 she featured on Andrew Bird's album ”Break It Yourself” singing on "Lusitania", also provided guest vocals for the song "What's the Use of Won'drin'" on the album „Who Killed Amanda Palmer” from Amanda Palmer (formerly of The Dresden Dolls) and appeared on the film soundtrack of The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn – Part 2, in 2014 Annie Clark fronted Nirvana performing lead vocals on „Lithium” at the 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and also provided vocals on the Swans’ album „To Be Kind”. So it’s might be said that she has bright future and straight way leading her to worldwide fame and stardom.

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