St. Vincent calls upcoming fifth album her "deepest, boldest work"

It's been three years since Annie Clark released her self-titled St. Vincent album. Since then, she's toured the world, had high profile relationships, and designed her own badass guitar

Now, she's ready to return to music. This spring, Clark will release her fifth album as St. Vincent, and calls it her "deepest, boldest work" in a new interview with Guitar World magazine. In addition to saying it marks a "real sea change" in her style and sound. 

I’ve been able to step back and reflect and not just be in the tour, record, tour, record cycle that I’ve been in for about 10 years. I think it’ll be the deepest, boldest work I’ve ever done,” Clark said about the new album. She continued, “I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded—especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geo-political standpoint. The personal is political and therefore the political can’t help but influence the art. And only music that has something pretty real to say is gonna cut the mustard.
— Annie Clark, Guitar World

Check out the cover image of Clark's Guitar World shoot, which she reveals in the interview is an absurdist take on the magazine's past covers that feature bikini-clad models.