Crow called St. Vincent directly to ask her to collabraote
St. Vincent – real name Annie Clark – lends backing and co-lead vocals to the song as well as her trademark distorted guitar.
“I called her and said, ‘I am dying to have you bring your St. Vincent-ness to this.’ And I said, ‘You will not hurt my feelings if you don’t like the song,'” Crow told Billboard. “And I sent it to her, and her response was, ‘Fuck yeah.’ That was a direct quote, as only Annie Clark can respond, which I loved. She did all kinds of stuff on it, and we pretty much used all of it.”.
Clark also tweeted about the collaboration, writing, “I was so honored when Sheryl hit me up to play with her. What a wonderful singer, player, songwriter and a rad woman to boot!!!” See that tweet and listen to the song below.
Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (featuring Annie Clark), a song by Sheryl Crow, Annie Clark on Spotify
Last week, St. Vincent released a new video for her latest single ‘Fast Slow Disco’. The clip for the reworked track from last year’s acclaimed album ‘MASSEDUCTION‘ sees Clark walking through a club of semi-nude men in leather, before she starts crowdsurfing and they becoming one writhing mass of limbs.
Speaking of the track, she said: “I always felt this song could wear many different outfits and live many different lives. Here she is in disco pants, sweating on a New York dance floor.”