by Adam Hacker
Who the fuck drops out of Berklee because they think it’s getting in the way of their music career? Annie Clark, that’s who. One of Texas’s greatest musical exports, to call St. Vincent’s body of work diverse is like saying Clifford is a big dog. From Sufjan Stevens side-woman to mainstage guitar extraordinaire, Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) has had an absolutely wild career trajectory whose impact the mainstream world is finally starting to recognize. After taking four albums exploring pretty much every sonic territory on Earth and beyond, last year’s Masseducation amplified the robotic soul of her previous self-titled album for an explosive shot at pop non-stardom. Although many are prone to comparing her to David Bowie, the fact is that even if she is most likely modern music’s top candidate for such an award, I find it interesting to wonder who will be thought of as “the next St. Vincent.” I’m pretty sure it will be St. Vincent.