St. Vincent - Actor

St. Vincent - Actor

Brooklyn-based indie/zouk (I’m having to admit I’m not entirely sure what ‘zouk’ means but that’s how she describes herself on the MySpace…hold on…ok…it looks like it’s kind of a fusion of musical styles resulting in “modern and polished” carnival music) singer-songwriter, St. Vincent, has a floaty, airy but also electronic sound that incorporates some pretty unexpected sound-effects at times.

Thinking about it, “Jesus Saves, I Spend” (up on the MySpace) does have quite a waltzy, carnival beat – and an eerie ‘la la la’-ing baby noise in the background – but the other tracks are quite varied so it’s difficult to say that this is representative. My favourite is “Marry Me”, which is much sweeter…

Also loving the track “Paris is Burning”…(nothing to do with Ladyhawke).

Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, will be performing at the Wireless Festival this weekend and if you miss her there, again at the ICA on 8 July. Details on the London Gigs page.