St. Vincent’s forthcoming Strange Mercy is one of the most-anticipated releases of that fall; since totally owning some Big Black covers at the Our Band Could Be Your Life tribute concert, her follow-up to 2009’s Actor has put the increasingly edgy project on many tastemakers’ radars. The especially strong “Surgeon” dropped a little earlier this summer, and now here’s the darkly comic clip for Strange Mercy cut “Cruel.” Ms. Clark describes the experience:
These two days are a bit of a blur, but I know in the midst of things I got dunked in water by a 10-year-old child, watched an amateur pyrotechnics demonstration, had some great laughs with the great girls working in wardrobe, learned how to ballroom dance (sort of), and felt incredibly grateful to be working with such talented and sweet people. The rest of it… well, I’ll just have to watch the video to remember…
(via The Huffington Post)
Strange Mercy is out 9/13 on 4AD.