Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
1 year ago
St. Vincent w/ Shearwater @MinglewoodHall
GA - All Ages
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‘Strange Mercy’ is #26 on Rolling Stone’s list of 50 Best Albums of 2011!
Strange Mercy is the #11 album of 2011 on Pitchfork and #1 on Under the Radar and Consequence of Sound!
Strange Mercy, the beguiling new album from St. Vincent, is an unsparing examination of personal catharsis cloaked in some of the most sublime music of Annie Clark's career.
“Many of the songs are about wanting relief from pain, and searching high and low for release,” attests Clark. Such powerful emotions prompted — demanded, really — not just a bracingly candid lyrical style but a new musical approach. St. Vincent's acclaimed 2007 debut album Marry Me was created almost entirely on a laptop; the exquisite follow-up, 2009's Actor, was a collection of arrangements fashioned into ornately structured songs. Strange Mercy, she says, is different. "I just wrote the songs first and didn't worry about the embellishments.