so guys, what do you think?
personally i think this song is just too much things she wanted to try condensed to the 3 minutes. very chaotic, sometimes not that good sonically (like on the beggining where EVERYTHING is playing at once.
it gets better at the end, when soothing synths are taking the lead and whole thing is becoming more calm.
for me it's 4/10
Somebody needs to save Annie from herself.
Not too much of a fan but people don't seem to realize that the songs coming out right now are essentially leftovers from S/T's recording. They're cut tracks. So I don't think it's strange that the quality isn't really all there.
In the pics walking up the stairs, you can see her blue hat and black leather backpack she always carried. And that's obviously her haircut and face.
The full body pics of her from the back show what looks like the blue hat she sometimes wears as well as her backpack. Other than that though it is kind of hard to tell. Still, tabloid magazines don't exactly have good standards for these things I don't think. And regardless of what she's there for it will probably be construed sexually, which she obviously doesn't want.
Yeah I'd expect her to be smarter than this but then again she's not used to it.
At least she was smart enough to (if she was at any point naked) not get naked on the balcony.
They spent 4-5 days together in Portland over New Years, but haven't been seen together since. Annie never showed up to the Portlandia premiere, but was on the VIP guest list, and Carrie ignored Annie's tweet about S-K the other day, but liked everyone else's. I guess things didn't end well.
So she's hanging out with pathetic attention whores and making shitty music? Disgusting. She's going to crash hard if she keeps going down this path. No one is going to take her seriously anymore.
Did you not like S/T? People keep talking like she just made this song when it's pretty much a year old and a song cut from the album initially because or poor quality or not fitting the album.
If you didn't like S/T then fine, though I did like it. And who you hang out with/date won't necessarily affect your music. And she's collaborating with Brian Eno (and others), who I think will keep some quality control if she is dropping anyway.
I honestly think people are overreacting. I doubt she's really having anything to do with anyone but Cara (other than them being there because Cara's there) and it's most likely like a rebound after breaking up with Carrie.
I think she really lost it after the breakup with Carrie. Looking back now, you can tell she was/is really in love with her.
I thought S/T was pretty terrible aside from a few moments. The people she hangs with is a pretty good indicator of where she wants to be. It looks like she cares more about the fame than the music these days.
That's why Annie told the tabloid papers that she's seeing Cara then I guess rather than keeping it under wraps.
It's kind of sad that people are judging her so harshly right off the bat without understanding pretty much anything that's going on. Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised since whatever she does people hate her.
I have had problems with her since she left 4AD. This is just a new low. I always justified her actions by convincing myself that Carrie wouldn't be with her if she was that bad, but Carrie bailed and Annie continues to make questionable choices.
It sounds like you have a problem with artists getting popular. But if you genuinely dislike S/T I don't know what to say. And I don't necessarily think it's good that she's doing this either but we have a few blurry photos of her and don't know why she was there. And judging her entire character because she's fucking a young starlet (more than likely on the rebound) is a bit harsh I think.
She didn't. That's my point. If all she wanted was publicity and to get more popular and didn't care about anything else why would she be creeping around like this? Why wouldn't she just say "yeah, we're fucking" and be done with it?
I have a problem with artists being thirsty for fame and compromising their art for it. I thought S/T was a major step backwards in her development. She claims the songs are her own voice, but the outside influences and imitation were more obvious than ever. Her songwriting has been lazy and pandering to mainstream trends. I would have loved for her to have received this much acclaim for Strange Mercy, which was a much better album and didn't rely on her aesthetic.
>artists being thirsty for fame and compromising their art for it
Neither of which you have evidence for. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's a compromise. I also don't think S/T was one of her better albums (though while I like SM I don't understand people thinking it's her best album) but I'd hardly call it bad. If you think it is, then fine. Wait until whatever she makes next comes out though before you start judging I'd say. With how quickly people jump to hate her it seems like they're looking all the time for reasons. Not necessarily accusing you of this but I've noticed she gets an extraordinary amount of hate for some reason.
Which makes it hard to have any discussion about her because threads are derailed by this shit. On the rare occurrence someone actually makes a music related thread about her in the first place of course.
>The stylistic metamorphoses of Annie Clark on St Vincent (Loma Vista, 2014) are mindboggling. She begins with the stuttering electronic beat Rattlesnake and feverish James Brown-ian funk swagger; then takes a detour into the angular, hard-rocking Birth In Reverse, before reviving the romantic ballad of the 1950s in Prince Johnny. She hops from trip-hop (I Prefer Your Love) to Afro-samba (Bring Me Your Loves) and from Kate Bush-ian balladry (Severed Crossed Fingers) to disco-punk of the 1980s (Every Tear Disappears).
>Sometimes the changes occur within the same song, and without the slightest shock. She impersonates the pop diva in the first half of Huey Newton and a wicked crunchy Joan Jett in its second half. Psychopath turns Lou Reed's existential boogie into a rousing romantic anthem. It is an impressive demonstration of mastery, confidence and focus.
Annie is really sweet and kind though she read out my letter during a concert a while ago
>Neither of which you have evidence for
There were a few interviews where you could tell she was hoping she would become hugely famous. There was one in particular where she was talking about SNL before she played and she said something that made it sound like she assumed she would blow up overnight.
I actually think Actor is her best album musically, but Strange Mercy really honed in on her own sound. I've been a fan of her music for many years. I don't mean to hate on her. I'm just disappointed with a lot of choices she has made in her current era. I'm still holding out hope for her future work.
I don't think it's bad to want to be famous and I'm sure she does as well, considering making music is what she probably wants to do for the rest of her life. People are making huge leaps in logic though. Do you know which interviews you're talking about though? From what you posted it sounds like she was joking or something.
She was completely serious. I think it was an overseas interview she did in early May because she mentioned Nirvana too.
I'm sure she does want the sort of long-lasting fame that artists like Kate Bush, David Byrne, Bjork, PJ Harvey, etc have achieved, but she's not going to get there by associating with trashy tabloid social climbers. She is making some bad moves.