“The Melting of the Solar” is the second single St. Vincent has shared from her upcoming album, Daddy’s Home, which is due in full on Could 14 by way of Loma Vista Information. Just like the lead single “Pay Your Way in Pain,” it reveals that the entire album will probably be a throwback to the music of the Seventies.
This track blends the people and soul sides of the ‘70s, with references within the lyrics to artists reminiscent of Joni Mitchell (“Smoking reds the place Furry sang the blues”) and Nina Simone (“Singing ‘Mississippi good goddamn’”). It’s a mellow tune with psychedelic organ and bass tones, and a delicate combination of acoustic and electrical guitar. St. Vincent is backed by some soulful backing vocalists, who she lets take over for the outro.
It was launched together with a lyric video that portrays St. Vincent as an animated solar with flashing rays in muted colours, hovering over the ocean. “It’s simply the melting of the solar/It’s simply the solar/I wanna watch you watch it burn/So watch it burn,” she sings in the course of the refrain.
The document addresses the discharge of St. Vincent’s father from jail in 2019. She said that he had been put behind bars for white collar crime. It’s obtainable for bodily pre-order on St. Vincent’s site with vinyl, CD and cassette choices. There’s additionally loads of merch obtainable.
Her final album was Masseduction, which was considered one of mxdwn’s Top 50 Albums of 2017. She additionally shared a stripped piano model of it referred to as MassEducation, which got here out the next 12 months. St. Vincent started releasing music underneath her stage title in 2006 together with her Paris is Burning EP and has continued to launch variations of lush pop music since then. Daddy’s Dwelling will probably be her seventh studio album.
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