Its title will evoke some serious cringes, but St. Vincent's
new single "Birth In Reverse" is an impulsively buoyant party pop jam. With it, Annie Clark has announced a self-titled solo album to follow-up 2011's Strange Mercy
, as well as her two-year collaborative stint with David Byrne.
"I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral," Clark stated. "I Knew the groove needed to be paramount."
We'd say she succeeded as "Birth In Reverse" is a dance-worthy groove attached to her voice's palpable sincerity. Listen below:
St. Vincent Tracklisting:
2. Birth In Reverse
3. Prince Johnny
4. Huey Newton
5. Digital Witness
6. I Prefer Your Love
8. Bring Me Your Loves
10. Every Tear Disappears
11. Severed Crossed Fingers
is due out February 25th via Loma Vista.