St. Vincent Shows Us What it’s Like to be an Expert Lucid Dreamer in “New York”. Directed by Alex Da Corte, Annie Clark singing whilst giving us so many clues to decode.
St. Vincent is back with a new album and recently just drop her first lead single “New York.” The song is a breakup ballad and an ode to the city itself, that many of us can relate to especially living in a large city where you can feel slightly disassociate from the whole. The video, directed by Alex Da Corte, show us a series of color blocking set and backdrops where Annie Clark aka St. Vincent singing and mouthing some of the lines in a straight face and sorrowful manner but still dressed in a perfect wardrobe, giving us a lucid city girl vibe, while doing some things that pretty eerie, like playing piano with her feet and hanging out with a white swan also singing in front of a burning plant that slightly looks like a microphone. While the set and wardrobe are constantly changing, Annie Clark is just being Annie Clark, singing whilst giving us so many clues to decode.
Alex Da Corte who is famous as visual artist, said a few statement about the song itself in an interview with Pitchfork, “I think Annie’s New York is the New York of my dreams – one that is blurry and fractured, dreamy and flat. It is the Toontown to my Hollywood. It is beautiful but slightly out of reach.”
St. Vincent will soon embark on a tour called “Fear The Future”, while praying she will come to your nearest city, watch the video clip below: