Watch St. Vincent perform new, stripped-back version of 'New York' on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The performance came from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Kimmel is taping his show all week. St. Vincent recently released 'MassEducation', a minimalist reworking of her latest album.
This week, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting his ABC late-night show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. While Monday night’s episode featured a performance from Detroit native Eminem from atop the Empire State Building, the remainder of this week’s episodes are highlighted by local talent, including hip-hop heavyweights Wu-Tang Clan and Brooklyn's very own Cardi B. On Tuesday, another New York legend, St. Vincent, served as the musical guest on the show.
While originally hailing from Texas, St. Vincent aka Annie Clark has made NYC her home for the last decade, and she paid tribute to the Big Apple with a performance of the aptly titled, 'New York'. But instead of playing a faithful rendition of the hit single from St. Vincent's 2017 opus 'MASSEDUCTION', Annie Clark opted to perform the stripped-back, minimalist version instead, which features on her recent re-imagined album 'MassEducation'.
St. Vincent was joined by Thomas 'Doveman' Bartlett for the performance, who features on the entire reworked album, playing the piano while St. Vincent handles vocal duties. Watch the gripping performance below.
Clark previously described 'MassEducation' as “two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City.”
“Thomas and I faced each other – him, huddled over a grand piano, me, curled on a couch,” she said in a statement. “We neither rehearsed nor spoke about how to approach any song, but rather played two to three live takes, picked the best one and trusted in the feeling of the moment. It was fast, intuitive … raw.”
In related news, St. Vincent and Thomas Bartlett also just announced their own show at Brooklyn Academy of Music, set do go down on November 20. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/19) at 10 AM. That’s one of just a few upcoming tour dates, all of which are listed below.
St. Vincent — 2018 Tour Dates
10/19 Tecate Coordenada Guadalajara, MX
10/20 Tecate Live Out Monterrey, MX
10/29 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
11/20 BAM Brooklyn, NY