Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
The last time we wrote about Annie Clark, the singer better known as St. Vincent was experiencing the surge of attention that accompanies fresh, uninhibited work.
St. Vincent had just released her third solo album, Strange Mercy, finding herself the focus of music journalists endeared to Clark’s songwriting and resourceful musicianship. If you’ve ever watched her play guitar, you’ll understand.
Following that tour – which brought St. Vincent to Cain’s Ballroom in May 2012 – she joined the magnificent David Byrne of Talking Heads on tour for their collaborative album, Love This Giant. Already recognized for her astute understanding of complex rhythms and a knack for making the guitar sound like a completely different animal, St. Vincent, along with Byrne, made an album rich in musical textures and unlike anything produced in a while.
St. Vincent the album, released in February, had a lot of hopes attached to it. Would it live up to what we esteem most about Clark’s approach to music – airy, acid and melodically lush? Answer: Most definitely, and then some.
No longer the ingénue, St. Vincent is seasoned and bearing an artistic assurance fueling the sound. And if her work with Byrne has informed anything, it is that whimsy and grace play unexpectedly well together.
St. Vincent returns to the Cain’s Ballroom stage Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
We can’t wait to hear the new album live, but we also look forward to hearing singles from previous albums. Lyrically, St. Vincent is better than ever, while instrumentally, Clark still explores and invents, which is why Tulsa loves her.
Cain’s Ballroom is located 423 N. Main St., in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Tickets for the show are $29-$35, available at www.cainsballroom.com.