Probably one of the most poignant feminist anthems we've seen in a long time, St. Vincent has unveiled a lyric video for her new single 'The Melting of the Sun'.
The song makes reference to a number of famous women - both dead and alive - including Jayne Mansfield, Joni Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe, Tori Amos and Nina Simone. It also mentions their various problems and tragic circumstances, and shines a spotlight on how badly they were treated by the press in their time. In it she expresses her hope that their legacies continue for many more generations.
"People were trying to quiet [women in the entertainment industry] when they were saying something that was righteous or true or hard to hear", she said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "[It's] a love letter to strong, brilliant female artists. Each of them survived in an environment that was in a lot of ways hostile to them."
St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is set to release her sixth studio album 'Daddy's Home', co-produced by Jack Antonoff with whom she worked on her 2017 record 'Masseducation'. The lead single 'Pay Your Way in Pain' dropped in March, and the album title is a reference to Clark's father being released from prison in 2019 following a 12-year stretch for corporate fraud.
'Daddy's Home' will be released on May 14th 2021 through Loma Vista Recordings.
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