St. Vincent has said her new album is her “deepest, boldest work” yet.
The artist also known as Annie Clark discussed the album in her new cover feature for Guitar World magazine, calling her new material “a real sea change”.
“I’ve been able to step back and reflect and not just be in the tour, record, tour, record cycle that I’ve been in for about 10 years,” Clark told the magazine. “I think it’ll be the deepest, boldest work I’ve ever done.”
She added: “I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded — especially now that we have such high stakes form a political and geo-political standpoint. The personal is political and there the political can’t help but influence the art. And only music that has something pretty real to say is gonna cut the mustard.”
Guitar World reports that the album is due in spring 2017. St Vincent released her last, self-titled album in 2014 and saw it named NME‘s album of the year.
Meanwhile, St. Vincent has recently provided the score for Kristen Stewart’s new short film, Come Swim.
The movie will premiere at Sundance film festival next year and is the first time Stewart has acted as director on a film.
Come Swim “was made as part of Refinery29’s female filmmaker-focused Shatterbox Anthology series”, according to Stereogum. It has been described as “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits”.
Clark is also involved in another film due to premiere at Sundance in January. She is one of four writer-directors working on the upcoming horror anthology film XX. Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin, and Jovanka Vuckovic are also involved in the project.