In 2017, St. Vincent a/k/a Annie Clark created a defining statement with her fifth album, MASSEDUCTION. As ambitious as it was accessible, the album broke St. Vincent into the U.S. and UK top 10s while landing at #1 on the Best of 2017 lists of Jon Pareles of The New York Times and The Guardian—and placing high in the year-end rankings of The AV Club, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Mashable, The New York Daily News, the NME, Noisey, Paste, Pitchfork, Q, Stereogum, USA Today, and more.
More recently, MASSEDUCTION’s title track earned St. Vincent a second GRAMMY, winning Best Rock Song at the 2019 awards ceremony—the same night that Annie made her GRAMMY performance debut in a show-stopping duet with Dua Lipa.
In 2018, St. Vincent’s MassEducation revealed another dimension of the universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. Recorded live in the studio by Annie on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano, the album lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half, rendering its songs and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light.
MassEducation’s reimagining of MASSEDUCTION further cemented the 2014 Best Alternative Album GRAMMY winner's standing as one of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music. Outside of recording and performing, Annie has made forays into film including co-writing and co-starring with Carrie Brownstein in the upcoming THE NOWHERE INN, and directing the short horror film The Birthday Party. She has also designed the St. Vincent signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.
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