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St. Vincent is essentially gifting her heart to the world with her intoxicating new album MASSEDUCTION, which comes out Friday. It’s a transparent account of the life of Annie Clark, taking a first-person point of view rather than playing out fabricated archetypes, as she did on previous works. “The record’s about love. At its best and at its core, it’s about love,” Clark said when she held a mock press conference to announce her forthcoming effort. “This record is from my heart to yours, and I hope it finds its way there.”
Our hearts have been steadily receiving bits and pieces of MASSEDUCTION since then, with geographic singles ‘New York’ and ‘Los Ageless’ emerging in recent weeks. Today we got another cut. “From guru to voodoo and voodoo to zen,” St. Vincent sings on “Pills.” Throughout the song, Clark chants medicated verses in the tune of a whimsical jingle about drug dependency, culminating with a bluesy, decelerated outro that evokes a comedown. Clark enlisted a star-studded team to back her up on the track: Cara Delevingne and Jenny Lewis on vocals, Kamasi Washington on saxophone and beat production from Sounwave.
Listen to “Pills” below.