During an interview with “New Arrivals With Bryce Segall” for Radio.com, St. Vincent expressed a desire to record a “heavy record” inspired by Tool. She went on to say that she was actually pursuing the project until the sessions for her new album, “Daddy’s Home,“ ended up going in a different direction.
St. Vincent said the following:
“The crazy thing about music is, you can plan and plan and think you’re gonna go one way, and then you start writing and the music just takes you wherever the music takes you. That was certainly the experience with this. I was dead set in my mind that after ‘Masseducation‘, I was just gonna make this like, heavy record. Like just heavy the whole time — like, ‘Hey kids, you like Tool? Well, you’ll love the St. Vincent record,’ you know?”
“I got sort of down the road with that, but I kept finding I didn’t have anything to say there. It didn’t feel like anything to go more angular and harder after ‘Masseducation‘. But where it did feel free and fun and fresh and a lot of other ‘f’ words was just to be like, ‘Let me go back to the music I’ve listened to more than anything else: stuff made in New York in the ’70s from ’71-76.’ Post-flower child, pre-disco, pre-punk, and just sit in that space for a little bit.”
Despite the change in direction, she is still open to recording a heavier album in the future:
“For fans who may be selfishly hoping to hear something like that Tool record… we’ll get there, don’t worry.”
St. Vincent’s new album “Daddy’s Home” will be released on May 14.