St. Vincent

St. Vincent shares kick-ass new song "Bad Believers"

Seriously, that guitar


Sarah Gray
January 21, 2015 12:00AM (UTC)

St. Vincent, otherwise known as the talented Annie Clark, released a new song today -- the first new song from the deluxe edition of the eponymously named 2014 album, "St. Vincent." With the release of "Bad Believers," Tuesday just got infinitely more badass.

Clark is know not only as an incredible songwriter, but as an innovative guitarist -- creating unique sounds, like those in "Bad Believers." In 2014, she explained her process to Salon:

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"Don’t mistake what I’m saying. It absolutely is an impulse, but I’m not thinking of it in terms of, 'I’m a pioneer.' I have this sound in my head. How do I get it here in my fingers? Then there’s the flip side of that, which is that the same way that the music is more mysterious to me than ever there are things that come out my unconscious mind and my fingers that I couldn’t have imagined. They just exist and they’re there. And I go, 'Oh that was cool!' And so there’s always that — it’s nice to have a certain level of skill, but not so much that you can always presuppose the outcome. When I put my fingers down on the guitar I don’t know what it’s going to sound like and I’m somehow willfully ignorant in those microseconds."

Listen to the new song below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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