Birth In Reverse Track Review
Loma Vista/ Republic Records
Released December 9, 2013
Genre: Indie Pop, Math Rock
Eclectic singer/songwriter Annie Clark, who goes by the stage name St. Vincent, takes some very noisy and twangy turns on this guitar-driven crusty pop tune as she continues progressing with her obscure and unconventional compositions.
Scratchy percussion and complex guitar arrangements overshadow the pained and ironic lyrics: “you could say that I’m sane” she reluctantly sings in the chorus. Sane is hardly the right word to describe this hypnotizing and manic single. But as always, St. Vincent strangely pulls it off; by maintaining catchiness and musical enigma.
*Side note: it was recorded in Dallas. Props to her.
[Her upcoming self-titled album will come out on February 25, 2014]
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