The grit of 1970s vinyl meets the grain of 1970s celluloid with “Down,” the infectious third advance offering from Daddy’s Home, the new St. Vincent album dropping May 14 by Loma Vista Recordings.
Co-directed by St. Vincent (a/k/a Annie Clark) and Bill Benz, the “Down” clip features its lead in full Candy Darling morning-after regalia, portraying a woman — under the influence? — careening through a narrative that meshes perfectly with the song’s urgent, anxious grooves.
“Down” follows “Pay Your Way In Pain” and “The Melting Of The Sun” — both performed on St. Vincent’s recent return to Saturday Night Live — as the final song to be released ahead of Daddy’s Home’s arrival. If early response to the album is any indication, it’s going to be a truly rapturous Home-coming:
“It’s masterful stuff: a full conceptual realization, filled with great melodies, deep grooves, colourful characterisations, and some sonic detail that reveals itself over repeated plays.”— MOJO 5*
“Ever brilliant.” – Observer 4*
“St Vincent has made her masterpiece.” – Mail On Sunday 4*
“Wonderful.” – Uncut 8/10
“St. Vincent is here to blow our minds on the rich, powerful and golden Daddy’s Home.” – The Line of Best Fit 9/10
“The artistic vision of ‘Daddy’s Home’ is incredibly well realised…whoever she becomes next, this Annie Clark has achieved something special.” – Loud & Quiet 8/10
“(FOUR STARS) … a mutant strain of retro pop steeped in New York lore”—ROLLING STONE
Daddy’s Home was produced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer. The music was performed by Annie, Jack, Cian, Thomas, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhart, Lynne Fiddmont and Kenya Hathaway.
Pre-Save the album now, or pre-order your choice of 8-track (if you know, you know…), CD, Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, and Cassette. Or visit https://lnk.ilovestvincent.com/Shop to pre-order exclusive picture disc, merchandise and more.