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Ambien Dreams And Naked Desert Walks: St. Vincent On Her New Album

January 8th, 2014

Episode 495 of 774 episodes

St. Vincent, out Feb. 25, 2014, is the fourth solo album by singer, songwriter and guitarist Annie Clark. Teased late last year in a series of cryptic status updates, the forthcoming self-titled album from St. Vincent is one of the most anticipated of 2014. In a conversation with All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, singer and guitarist Annie Clark gets into the stories behind the new record, due out Feb. 25. Though her look on the cover suggests an evil overlord, Clark says but the songs on St. Vincent were born in vulnerable moments —a chemical-induced hallucination starring a dead civil rights activist, and a standoff with a snake in which she literally couldn't have been more exposed, just to name a few. Read an edited version below, or click the audio link to hear the full interview, including exclusive previews of brand-new music.

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