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When St. Vincent debuted her latest track, “The Melting of the Sun,” on Saturday Night Live on April 3, she sat the picture of a ’70 s super star in a heavy fur coat and a flashing white and pink gown with her electrical guitar in hand. It was aesthetically stunning, there was a tender, haunting quality to the efficiency that lay simmering simply below its surface area. A mix of appeal and disaster at the same time.
That contradiction takes spotlight in tune’s accompanying video, which was launched on Wednesday (April 7). Part of the 38- year-old singer/songwriter’s upcoming album Daddy’s House, which will be launched on May 14, the clip quickly suits well with the album’s currently clear visual; it’s a boldly colored, ’70 s-inspired happy-go-lucky dreamscape … or so it initially appears.
Co-directed by St. Vincent and Costs Benz, the video feels immediately similar to Schoolhouse Rock! as it mixes old-school animation, with its brightly-hued backgrounds and charming character style, and live efficiency together. It may at first bring back waves of youth fond memories, the video’s story gradually reveals a much darker side of life that’s never ever been seen prior to in any precious old animations.
Rather, it informs the story of the group of heroines referenced in the tune– consisting of Marilyn Monroe, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell– and compares the stories of talented woman artists and the underlying discomfort they experienced in the prime time of their home entertainment professions to the end of the world.
” It’s simply the melting of the sun/ I wan na view you see it burn,” she sings. “We constantly understood this day would come/ it’s simply the melting of the sun.”
In March, St. Vincent informed Wanderer that the single was her ‘love letter’ to the woman artists, specifically the ones pointed out. “Individuals attempted to peaceful them when they were stating something that was exemplary or real or difficult to hear,” she stated. “[That song] in specific is a love letter to strong, dazzling woman artists. Each of them endured in an environment that remained in a great deal of methods hostile to them.”
- St. Vincent