St. Vincent Discusses Upcoming Album, Says it is the “Deepest, Boldest” Perform She’s Carried out

In the cover story for the February 2017 issue of Guitar World, St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) teased an the adhere to-up to her “mundane futurism”-y (per Flavorwire’s own Tom Hawking) self-titled 2014 album. The article reveals will be released in Spring, 2017 — though no date’s been announced but, nor has a title. Even so, what is revealed is that Clark really likes this factor. Which, effectively, any artist starting to market their next perform should at least pretend to but the way she talks about her writing approach right here makes it look like for her, it stands out from the rest.

Describing it as a “real sea change” to her sound — which, it should be noted, definitely changed from the string-heavy floridness of Actor to the dead-eyed electricity of St. Vincent — she mentioned she’s been capable to “step back and reflect and not just be in the tour, record, tour, record cycle that I’ve been in for about ten years.” She continues:

I believe it’ll be the deepest, boldest function I’ve ever done. I really feel the playing field is really open for inventive people to do what ever you want, and that risk will be rewarded—especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geo-political standpoint. The private is political and for that reason the political cannot assist but influence the art. And only music that has one thing pretty genuine to say is gonna reduce the mustard.

Guitar World has posted further bits of the interview on-line, but the full function seems in the print version.



#6: The Employed – I Come AliveThis track comes from the 2012 album…

#6: The Employed – I Come Alive

This track comes from the 2012 album Vulnerable, and let me just kick this off by talking a tiny about that album title. Yes, it is super on-the-nose, but it also gets to the heart of the band, the a single defining characteristic of their music. The Used’s lyrics never sugarcoat or hide from hard topic matter, they discuss drug issues and self harm and sex in all their gritty reality, they’re frank about their feelings in surprising methods. Vulnerable is exactly how I’d describe their music at its core, and it’s nice to see them acknowledging that here.

This album is really sturdy, and it is hard to pick just 1 track – honourable mention goes to the really catchy ‘Put Me Out’ – but I Come Alive says some thing about the band that chimes with my selections so far. We’re coming to the end of our week with each other now, and this song recalls the first a single I chose.

Maybe Memories was a song about getting alive in spite of trauma, and acknowledging that life in a defiant and celebratory way. I Come Alive is a more mature song, with the lyrics coming to the realisation that “at the edge” is when the writer (Bert/persona) is at their most alive – when issues are going wrong, when tragedy strikes, is when they are most aware of their vitality.

Like most The Utilized tracks, this is ambiguous and complex – is the singer revelling in their potential to bounce back from trauma and “come alive when [they’re] falling down”, or describing their enjoyment of self-destruction? It’s completely up to the listener, and my interpretation of it adjustments based on what I need to hear on any provided day: each sentiments ring accurate to me as a reckless person who regularly courts disaster, and there’s anything really freeing about hearing somebody else acknowledging that sensation of becoming the most yourself when everything is falling apart about you.

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Metallica Premiere New Song &quotHardwired&quot and Announce Information of Upcoming Album

Metallica’s new album will come out November 18 and will be a double disc.

Titled Hardwired…to Self Destruct, the album will function 12 news songs, including “Hardwired,” which you can hear under.

The band gave “Hardwired” its debut in a Facebook Live broadcast, shown below, from Metallica HQ in San Francisco. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo spoke about the new disc, with Ulrich noting, “The album’s not actually completed. It will be completed in the subsequent week or so.” Ulrich also announced a Metallica pop-up store occasion in Minneapolis, where they are playing a concert this Saturday.


Hardwired…to Self Destruct is the adhere to-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic. The album will be sold in a variety of formats, like regular and deluxe CDs, vinyl and digital. A box-set edition with the deluxe versions of the CD, vinyl and digital as effectively as lithographs and LP-themed buttons will also be offered.

The complete track list for the album and deluxe editions is beneath the video.

Hardwired…to Self-Destruct Track List

Disc 1
1. “Hardwired”
2. “Atlas, Rise!”
three. “Now That We’re Dead”
4. “Moth into Flame”
5. “Am I Savage?”
6. “Halo on Fire”

Disc Two
1. “Confusion”
two. “Dream No More”
three. “ManUNkind”
four. “Here Comes Revenge”
5. “Murder One”
6. “Spit Out the Bone”

Disc 3 (Deluxe Edition only)
“Lords Of Summer”
“Riff Charge (Riff Origins)”
“N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)”
“Tin Shot (Riff Origins)”
“Plow (Riff Origins)”
“Sawblade (Riff Origins)”
“RIP (Riff Origins)”
“Lima (Riff Origins)”
“91 (Riff Origins)”
“MTO (Riff Origins)”
“RL72 (Riff Origins)”
“Frankenstein (Riff Origins)”
“CHI (Riff Origins)”
“X Dust (Riff Origins)”

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