St Vincent stars in mini-documentary on returning home to Texas

It features Annie Clark singing the 'Star Spangled Banner' and running naked through a field

St Vincent has unveiled a four-minute mini documentary entitled Lonestar, on returning home to Texas.

Annie Clark grew up in Dallas, Texas, and recorded much of her music there. In the documentary, filmed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz for Nowness, Clarke talks about her home and music, as shots of Texas are interspersed with concert recordings.

“I think there are things that you just can’t explain about a place,” Clark says in the blurb accompanying the footage. “Music is one of those things that the more you give to it, the more you get back from it.”

The footage sees Clark making her way through fields of cows and crops in a Jeep, before taking to the fields naked, saying, “You just exist, which is sometimes kind of scary, but you just be here.”

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“I just sought refuge in music, I had a compulsion, a drive, something that propels me forward,” she adds, before throwing in a rendition of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at a little league baseball match.

Clark collaborated with post-punk band Wire in Chicago earlier this year.

She also connected her track ‘Teenage Talk’ with her time in Texas:

“I have a whole lot of love for Texas still, you know, roots, and friends, family, connections; [the song] was reminding me of my best friends in my youth,” said Clark. “It was incredibly formative. I feel super, super blessed – which is not a word I even use – to have met them in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas and to have forged such a strong bond. We were kind of outsiders, and we had to find our way through the malaise of suburban Texas childhood.”

View the four-minute mini documentary below: