BY MAGGIE HENSIEN//
On Monday, November 27, St. Vincent will be returning to the District with a show at the Anthem as part of her “Fear the Future” tour. The tour follows the October release of her fifth solo album, MASSEDUCTION.
As the musical project of Annie Clark, St. Vincent has been creating works of art that have pushed the boundaries of not just the genre of alternative, but music as a whole. The multi-instrumentalist is best known for her acumen as an electric guitarist, a skill she has been cultivating since the age of 12. Clark kicked off her career when she joined The Polyphonic Spree in 2003 after dropping out of Berkelee College of Music. Three years later, she joined Sufjan Stevens’ touring band, and released her debut album, Marry Me, shortly after her departure from the tour. Among her other works are solo albums Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), and St. Vincent (2014), the latter earning her a Grammy for Best Alternative Album, which made her the first solo female artist to win in that category in 20 years. St. Vincent also released a collaborative work with David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Love This Giant (2012), and made her directorial debut with XX (2016), an all-female directed anthology film.