Lana Del Rey, Hayley Williams, and More Join Jack Antonoff for Twitch Talent Show. St Vincent cover The Beatles’ ‘Martha My Dear’
St. Vincent covered The Beatles’ ‘Martha My Dear’ during her guest appearance on the virtual Ally Coalition Annual Talent Show last night (December 21)
Streamed online yesterday for free from Jack Antonoff’s Twitch channel to raise money for homeless LGBTQ+ youth in the US, the 7th Annual Talent Show also included performances by the likes of Hayley Williams, Lana Del Rey and Sleater-Kinney.
St. Vincent has partnered with classical composer Yoshiki for a new version of her song “New York,” first released in 2017 for the album Masseduction.
The singer, real name Annie Clark, said: “It was an honor to work with the amazing YOSHIKI on this new version of ‘New York’. Yoshiki’s arrangement added to the song in the way time or distance transform longtime friends or relationships: the original is still recognizable, but subtly and significantly altered.”
Yoshiki said: “As an artist, I admire how St.Vincent approaches music in an innovative and courageous way. Her music breaks the boundaries of genres, which is a mindset I can completely relate to.
This is the second treat that Annie Clark has provided her fans with this week after she took to Instagram to share a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Dancing Days’ where she put her unique spin on the Zeppelin classic which sees her transform it into an acoustic ditty as well as giving it that St. Vincent touch.
She also recently announced a new podcast series called Shower Sessions which has been made in partnership with Progressive and described as being “half interview, half concert series, 100% in a bathroom”.
St. Vincent has begun hosting a new interview and live performing series titled ‘Shower Sessions’.
Launched on April 28 in partnership with Progressive Insurance, the series features the singer in a bathroom along with a handful of other musicians. In each episode, they discuss “about stuff” in addition to performing a track within the echoing halls of the bathroom.
“What’s the weirdest you’ve ever done in the shower? For me, it’s hosting a podcast,” Annie Clark says in the series trailer.
The lineup of guests was curated by St. Vincent and features emerging artists Kassi Ashton, Loote, Donna Missal, Duckwrth, Banners and Amber Mark.
In an interview with Channel 4, Clark was asked how things had changed since the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements had gathered pace. “I think that people feel more empowered to speak truth to power and to dismantle and disrupt the system and the status quo,” she replied. “Those are always turbulent times, but they’re very exciting times.”St. Vincent’s work has received consistent praise for its distinct musical style, which blends soft rock, experimental rock, electropop, and jazz influences.