Over the past decade Annie Clark – aka New York-based songwriter St Vincent – has catapulted from gun for hire with acts such as Sufjan Stevens and Polyphonic Spree to an indie-turned-pop-star star in her own right. After last year’s Masseduction, her fifth album as St. Vincent, Clark is back in town for one show only, presented by Carriageworks as part of this year’s Vivid Sydney festival.
Masseduction sees Clark threading tales of dependency and critical self-review into slick, edgy pop songs featuring her increasingly conceptual stage persona. Early performances of Masseduction have featured a bare stage and Clark alone, performing ripping guitar solos with a backing track and multimedia art projections. She’s a one-of-a-kind performer, and this is St. Vincent’s only Sydney show.
2018 marks the fifth year Carriageworks has presented a program for Vivid Sydney; it has previously staged performances by similarly otherworldly artists such as Bjork (2016) and Goldfrapp (2017).
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