She plays Saturday Night Live this weekend...

St. Vincent has shared her new song 'The Melting Of The Sun'.

The songwriter's new album 'Daddy's Home' lands on May 14th, and she plays Saturday Night Live this weekend.

'The Melting Of The Sun' is online now, and it taps in her early 70s influences with an arrangement so rich you can practically hear the crackle of vinyl.

Lyrically, she dwells on her heroines - Nina Simone gets a namecheck, alongside Joni Mitchell, while Annie Clark vows to be "a benzo beauty queen..."

One of her most deft, nuanced lyrical performances yet, St. Vincent writes:

"Saint Joni ain’t no phony
Smoking reds where Furry sang the blues
My Marilyn shot her heroin hell she said it’s better than abuse
So who am I trying to be? A benzo beauty queen..."

She closes:

"Girl you can’t give in now
When you’re down down and out..."

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Zackery Michael

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