“Birth In Reverse” St. Vincent

St. Vincent

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]


Score: (8.9/10)

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