St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark – has unveiled the music video for ‘Digital Witness’, the first single off her new self-titled album (released February 24th). Directed by Chino Moya, the video shows St. Vincent commanding a surreal and futuristic world in which action is synchronized, replicated and repeated.
The track itself tackles identity in the era of Instagram, with St. Vincent singing, “If I can’t show it / If you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything?” NPR called the track “fantastically gritty,” and Pitchfork said, “It’s as celebratory as it’s cautionary, relentlessly likable (and Like-able) even as it’s acerbic.”
Hailed as her best album yet by NPR’s Bob Boilen, ‘St. Vincent’ showcases Clark at her most assured and gripping as she meshes distorted, aggressive electric guitars and bold vocal and synthesizer arrangements on top of a relentless rhythm section.
As previously announced, St. Vincent tours Europe to precede the release of the new album. Tickets are on sale now through www.ilovestvincent.com
St. Vincent Live:
13th February – Postbahnhof, Berlin
15th February – Paradiso, Amsterdam
17th February – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
18th February – La Cigale, Paris
20th February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
21st February – The Cathedral, Manchester
22nd February – Olympia, Dublin