If you haven’t yet stepped inside the church of St Vincent, then it’s just about time to clasp your hands together and take a listen to her unique brand of Art Rock hymns.
The blue-haired beauty, known to her friends as Annie Clark, is the creator of one of this year’s funkiest tunes, Digital Witness. Many think that “Vinnie” has just unceremoniously fallen out of the sky, but she has actually been earning her bacon on the circuit for almost a decade.
The American multi-instrumentalist began her fledgling career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree. Clark says: “I joined the Polyphonic Spree and started touring with them in the summer of 2005. I’d already started working on the record that was going to become Marry Me. Sufjan [Stevens] heard the record and really liked it and then asked me to open for him as well as be in his band on a tour of Europe in November 2006.”
Receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike, it appears she can do no wrong; applause garnered from a distinct style, which melds jazz, rock, bluesy vocals, and influences from the world of cabaret.
It was in 2004, after the release of the self-titled St. Vincent, that she bagged the coveted Grammy for Best Alternative Album.
So what about her private life? (We’re very nosey!) When she’s not in the studio penning awards winning tracks, she’s dating supermodels! However, recent reports suggest that Vinnie has split up with her short-term girlfriend, Suicide Squad star, Cara Delevingne.
A friend of the British model spoke out about the pair saying: “It might have been early days but she was head over heels in love with this girl. They had a real connection…but Vincent thought she was always coming second to Cara’s career and wanted more. Cara was shocked though, it’s left her heartbroken.”
Unfortunately, her holiness was too-busy for a chat with Nitelife this week, as she is up-the-walls on the Digital Witness tour. Fans of the ethereal, baroque-pop songbird can catch her on the following dates, on the Irish Leg.
• 10th July – Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
• 13th July – The Cork Opera House
• 14th – The Big Top, G.I.A.F