St. Vincent has released brand new single ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ taken from her forthcoming album Daddy’s Home, out May 14 on Loma Vista Recordings.
The track is a slinky slab of sweaty funk punctuated by a few examples of Annie Clark’s ability to shred vocal cords rivaling her shredding on her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar. The song plays like the result of time travellers from the future having booked a session Electric Lady in the early 70s.
The video for ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’, directed by Bill Benz (director of the forthcoming The Nowhere Inn, co-written by and starring St. Vincent), opens up Daddy’s Home’s visual world—a world in which the most forward-looking artist of an era throws herself willingly into a network TV variety hour rabbit hole.
Listen to ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ by St. Vincent on the Official Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.
Daddy’s Home, the sixth album from Clark – aka St. Vincent – is the latest facet of an ever-evolving artist regarded by many as the most consistently innovative and intriguing presence in modern music.
Annie Clark made her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007 with Marry Me. Her subsequent albums would grow in stature and complexity, including Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), and the self-titled fourth album that won the 2014 Grammy for Best Alternative Album, making her only the second female artist ever to win in that category.
In addition to these solo works, her collaborations have included an album with David Byrne (2012’s Love This Giant), a performance as singer and lead guitarist of Nirvana at the band’s 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and a 2019 Grammy Awards duet with Dua Lipa.