22-ST. VINCENT-Actor

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Annie Clark’s second album was a giant step from her debut “Marry Me”. The Brooklyn based artist proved not only that she’s found her unique vocal niche, but also the most sophisticated and surprising musical arrangements to wrap it with. Formerly a member of Sufjan Stevens’s band and The Polyphonic Spree, St. Vincent balanced out the limitations of a voice pleasantly calmed, but too uniform in tone, by conjuring a wide palette of influences that ranges from soundtracks to electronica, and pretty much everything in between. “Actor” rewarded repeated listening with a myriad of changing rhythm patterns, ad-hoc embellishments and strong storytelling.

Released on 4AD. Available to listen in Spotify.

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