For years, the Grammy winner was best known for her experimental music.
Then dating Cara Delevingne put her in the spotlight. Sat 19 Aug T he musician St Vincenta year-old Texan whose real name is Annie Clark, is talking about body piercings.
That was the whole wink-wink thing, right? That a tongue ring meant they were kinda kinky? But then, I guess the challenge — because they were constantly fidgeting with this gross thing in their mouth! I guess the challenge became: Conversation with Clark is like But, as with the lyrics of the songs she writes as St Vincent — always inventive, always making disarming leaps between ideas — you can never predict where her thinking will travel next.
Quickly the chat about oral sex gives way to the matter of her own death, and her expectations of a brisk cremation. She is a generational talent on guitar, one of those poised, unperspiring types who can do the manually ludicrous while hardly appearing to try.
The strange comes via the writing and the composition, which on her four St Vincent albums since have tended towards the experimental and jagged-edged.
Lyrically, she might choose a thing prostitution, CCTV surveillanceprescription drugs and then Cara delevingne and annie clark dating cara it over in repetitive, often anguished ways, before elevating the mood with a sudden joke.
And like twigs, who for many years has been in a relationship with the Twilight actor Robert PattinsonClark has managed to cultivate a shadowy, unknowable persona while at the same time dating a wildly high-profile superstar.
For 18 months or so, until a break-up made public last summer, Clark was going out with Cara Delevingnearguably the best-known model in the world. From album to album, over a decade, her sales as well as her reviews have improved in happy tandem. Where does she place herself right now in the music industry? A word about her hair. I half-expected her to show up that way today, under the same teetering pile of silver, but Clark says the bleach killed off that haircut years back.
Some of the tracks, such as the scratchy, stirring Hang On Me, would work as well over the titles of a grand HBO drama as played through fizzing speakers in a dive bar. There are moments of peculiar, wonderful poetry. But Clark is far too cool in person — and too determinedly non-specific as a lyricist — to admit to anything like that. Clark is aware Cara delevingne and annie clark dating cara will be an assumption that a lot of her new songs are about her ex.
Sober, celibate — full nun. But none for, like, a month. C lark was born inbriefly an Oklahoman before her parents separated and Clark relocated with her mother and two older sisters to a suburb of Dallas, Texas.
She dedicated her life to doing very admirable things. One of my sisters more or less followed on that path, making the world a better place. But I did not. She was surrounded mostly by women. Her mother had a quirky, creative streak. Have I seen any of those pictures? Has she gotten them developed? It was just her way of feeling safe, I guess, as if things would last for ever because she had documentation "Cara delevingne and annie clark dating cara" it.
Is Clark the same in her songwriting? Documenting and so holding on to vanishing events and feelings? A sculpture installed by the park entrance resembles a tall pile of replica footballs. Fitting, as Clark was quite a player when she was young, soccer one of an eclectic assembly of high-school interests. I was the president of theatre club, the kid who put Bertrand Russell quotes on their wall.
Music was her main obsession. Clark enrolled at a music college in Boston after that and lasted a couple of years before dropping out and heading back out on the road, this time as a musician in her own right.
She toured successfully as part of the expansive, experimental band the Polyphonic Spree and later as a guitarist for Sufjan Stevens. As early as her teenage years, Clark had to get accustomed to the fact that a great many political and social norms, predominant in the suburbs where she grew up, were not her norms.
She believes in the essential fluidity of sexuality and of gender. I am a lot like you. Not even a little bit! And no shade on it now.