St. Vincent Drops New Single, “New York,” And We’re Here For It

"New York isn't New York/Without you, love"

St. Vincent caught us by surprise on Friday with “New York,” her first single since 2015’s “Teenage Talk.”

Just shy of three minutes, the out singer’s moody ode to the Big Apple is a distinct change of pace from more synth-electrop tracks like “Cruel” and “Digital Witness.”

In it the Grammy winner opens up about love and loss and her favorite city.

New York isn’t New York/Without you, love
So if I trade our hood/For some Hollywood

Where you’re the only motherfucker in the city who would
Only motherfucker in the city who would
Only motherfucker in the city who’d forgive me.

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Is the song autobiographical? it could be: Vincent—real name Annie Clark—reportedly broke up with model-actress Cara Delevingne last fall, due to the “pressures of a long-distance relationship.”

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Clark will have some time on the road to heal: Last week she announced her fall 2017 “Fear The Future” tour, which will make its way to the States starting in November.

There’s still no official release date (or name) for her upcoming fifth album, which she worked on with Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff.

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