Watch St Vincent’s beautiful, surreal new video for ‘New York’

'Beautiful but slightly out of reach'

St Vincent has unveiled a surreal new video for her latest single ‘New York’. Check it out below.

Taken from her as-yet-to-be-announced sixth album, the follow-up to her self-titled record and NME’s 2014 album of the year, the song comes accompanied a colourful new video from visual artist Alex Da Corte. This is the first music video he has ever made.

“I think Annie’s New York is the New York of my dreams-one that is blurry and fractured, dreamy and flat,” said Da Corte of the video. “It is the Toontown to my Hollywood.  It is beautiful but slightly out of reach.”

Dissecting the track for Song Exploder, she discussed the lyric “I have lost a hero”, describing it as being about “our collective heroes” but also being “very personal”.

he explained: “2016 was like the Earth was like, ‘Let’s purge the Earth of geniuses.’ It’s very silly to make something like David Bowie’s death about me. I mean, it has nothing to do with me, but I will say I was really affected and I cried – I cried for somebody I didn’t even know. I don’t know if I’ve done that before.

“A lot of people were affected by his death. [It was like], ‘You can’t die.’ And then Prince a few months later, and then Leonard Cohen. It was just like, ‘What in the world is going on?’ But [the song isn’t] just about our big heroes.”

St Vincent’s ‘Fear The Future’ 2017 tour dates are:

October
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Paramount Pictures Studios (Red Bull Academy Music Festival)
17 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
18 – Manchester, O2 Apollo 
20 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
23 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
24 – Paris, Le Trianon
26 – Berlin, Huxleys
27 – Utrecht, Tivoli Vrendenburg
November
14 – Detroit, The Fillmore
15 – Indianapolis,Egyptian Room
17 – Milwaukee, Riverside Theater
18 – St. Paul, Palace Theater
19 – Kansas City, Uptown Theater
20 – St. Louis, The Pageant
21 – Louisville, The Kentucky Center 
22 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
24 – Knoxville, Tennessee Theatre
25 – Durham, Durham Performing Arts Center
27 – Washington, The Anthem
28 – Philadelphia, Electric Factory
30 – Boston, House of Blues
December

1 – Portland, State Theatre
2 – Brooklyn, Kings Theatre 

3 – Brooklyn, Kings Theatre