St. Vincent

Studio album by St. Vincent

Released
February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)

Recorded
2013

Studio
Elmwood Studios
(Dallas, Texas)

Genre

Art rock[1]
noise pop[2]
pop rock[3]

Length
40:04

Label
Caroline International, Loma Vista/Republic

Producer
John Congleton[4]

St. Vincent chronology

Brass Tactics
(2013)
St. Vincent
(2014)

Singles from St. Vincent

“Birth in Reverse”
Released: December 10, 2013
“Digital Witness”
Released: January 6, 2014
“Prince Johnny”
Released: May 9, 2014
“Regret”
Released: August 18, 2014[5]
“Bad Believer”
Released: January 20, 2015[6]

Deluxe Edition

St. Vincent is the fourth studio album by American musician St. Vincent. It was released on February 24, 2014 in the United Kingdom and February 25 in the United States through Loma Vista and Republic Records.[7][8][9] Produced by John Congleton, it features collaborations with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith. The tracks were arranged and demoed by Annie Clark in Austin, Texas and recorded at the Elmwood studio in Dallas.[4][10]
Critically acclaimed on its release, the album won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album, making St. Vincent only the second female solo artist to win the award since its inception in 1991, when it was awarded to Sinéad O’Connor.

Contents

1 Background
2 Release
3 Music
4 Critical reception

4.1 Accolades

5 Track listing
6 Personnel
7 Release history
8 Charts

8.1 Year-end charts

9 References
10 External links

Background[edit]

“This is a more primary colour record than I’ve done in the past. It’s generally a bit brighter. It was less emotionally fraught than when I was writing Strange Mercy. There’s an exuberance in Love This Giant, and maybe some of that carried on into this record. It’s entertainment. It’s fun… I did a lot of sketching for St Vincent in GarageBand before going into the studio. The process of actually recording it was less about discovery and putting the Frankenstein’s monster together, and a bit more about execution. There were a lot of things that had already been decided long before I walked into the studio. It was a different experience than Strange Mercy or Actor. Recording took about six months all in, around May 2013. John and I usually work every day and take maybe one day off every ten or twelve days.” – Annie “St. Vincent” Clark[11]

Release[edit]
St. Vincent was announced on Dece
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