Watch as St Vincent plays ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ on NFL advert

Annie Clark recalls going to watch the Dallas Cowboys as a child

St Vincent has covered the US national anthem for a new NFL advert.

The musician has put her own twist on ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ while recalling her childhood as a Dallas Cowboys fan.

In a short video interview, Annie Clark describes her version of the song as “bendy and a little bit manic or off-kilter”. Her intention, she said, was to “represent the idea of what it is to be an American and how we’re going to be the best version of ourselves in the future in the turbulent times in which we live.”

Clark also recalled a moment in her childhood when her parents bought her a Dallas Cowboys outfit. “I had this vision that I would go to a Dallas Cowboys game fully clad and they would be scouring the stands going ‘who can we get to win this football game?’ and I’d like ‘me’,” she said. “And I would get to play with the Dallas Cowboys.”

Watch the interview and advert below, via Consequence Of Sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9L5jggSlM

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