For the past couple months, Annie Clark has been talking about a new St. Vincent album. Back in December, she teased a big sonic shift, towards warmer ’70s sounds inspired by albums by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Sly & The Family Stone. Things picked up in the past week, with ’70s-styled ads appearing, more details from Clark, and just a few days ago she was gearing up to drop a single called “Pay Your Way In Pain.” Today it’s official: Daddy’s Home, the sixth St. Vincent album, drops May 14h.
As Clark has discussed, the title is inspired by her father’s release from prison after being incarcerated in 2010. Apparently that led her, too, home in some fashion — it inspired her dive back into the ’70s albums she grew up on, which in turn led to the whole sleazy ’70s NYC aesthetic of the album. “Daddy’s Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC,” Clark said in a statement. “Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight.” – Read More Via Stereogum