St Vincent - Your lips are red
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
NPR Music - Ambien Dreams And Naked Desert Walks: St. Vincent On Her New Album
January 08, 2014
BOILEN: Did the making of this record overlap with Love This Giant, the project you did last year with David Byrne?
CLARK: I went and did a year of touring on my last record, Strange Mercy, and that bled right into touring Love This Giant with David. And then I had a little window of time, October to December, and I thought I was going to take that off and just learn how to make soup or whatever — I mean, just be a person. But I did not do that. I got home and I started writing this record about 36 hours after I finished a year of touring.
BOILEN: Workaholic, Annie?
CLARK: No, never! I just can't think of anything better to do. ... Being on tour is sort of like being in the midst of a tornado, and then all of a sudden you're dropped down and everything is sort of askew in pieces around you. I mean, I love it. I don't mean to paint it like it's a bad thing; it's not at all. But I think, actually, the healthiest thing for me to do was to try to process the past year and a half's worth of experiences.
I'd been collecting ideas, and had melodies that I woke up singing in dreams. I had all this stuff that really wanted to finally have a chance to get down on paper.