Annie Clark records and tours under the name St. Vincent and Strange Mercy is the American singer/guitarist’s third album of original compositions.
Clark has previously worked as part of Sufjan Stevens’ live band and as a member of The Polyphonic Spree. Her breathy voice caresses dark pop songs and she strangles notes from the neck of her guitar, whipping solos in to place to provide punctuation for her quirky short-story songs.
Fans of her previous work will love this and it might prove to be an accessible starting point. Let’s hope this album sees her return to our shores to perform live. She’s a gifted musician with wonderful stage presence and patter. Strange Mercy will hopefully extend her audience.