We basically haven't stopped listening to St. Vincent's "New York" since she first performed the track while dressed as a purple toilet, so we were very excited to learn this morning of an accompanying video. It does not disappoint.
The three minute video, directed by Alex Da Corte, features St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, in all sorts of colorful, bizarro NYC scenes: holding a landline surrounded by flowers in front of a bodega; hanging out on a broken couch next to a swan; spinning the (since vandalized) Astor Place Cube. And while such activities may not resemble your NYC existence, there's good reason to believe that Clark is going about her days committing similar acts of city-based whimsy.
"I think Annie's New York is the New York of my dreams—one that is blurry and fractured, dreamy and flat," Da Corte wrote in a press release. "It is the Toontown to my Hollywood. It is beautiful but slightly out of reach."
St. Vincent is expected to release an album "about sex and drugs and sadness" sometime in the next few months. In the meantime, the artist will be playing a pair of dates at Kings Theater in December—tickets for the second show are still available.