Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

By James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release an album with one of her favorite musicians, David Byrne. During some downtime at last weekend’s Rock En Seine festival where St. Vincent was playing a set, French site Sourdoreille decided to play a little game with Clark to see if she could identify songs from her biggest influences and collaborators. “This is a very cruel game you’re playing,” she said at one point. Clark is mostly on-point, though she does mess up when the interviewer plays two Christmas songs from Sufjan Stevens and her old band Polyphonic Spree. Watch below.