St. Vincent, another preview of the new album: here is "Flea"

St. Vincent, another preview of the new album: here is “Flea”

With just under a month left until the release of “All Born Screaming”, St. Vincent's new album, the first in three years, the acclaimed rockeuse offers another preview of the ideal successor to “Daddy's home”. After the single “Broken man”, now it's the turn of “Flea”. Don't let the title fool you: it's not a tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist. “Flea” in English means “flea” and in the first verse of the song St. Vincent sings: “I'm just like a hungry little flea”. Dave Grohl is back on drums, already involved in “Broken man”.

St. Vincent called the new album “darker and harder” than the previous one and described the sound of the new songs as “urgent and psychotic”. The musician produced the album and recorded it between her Compound Fracture Studio in Los Angeles, the legendary Electric Lady in New York (frequented in the past by Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie) and the 'Electrical Audio by Steve Albini in Chicago:

I had to go deep to find my sonic vocabulary. I like to think of the record as a post-plague pop album, it talks a lot about heaven and hell, in a metaphorical sense. Which is appropriate, because sitting alone in a studio for so many hours I would say is a version of hell. There are a lot of guitars, analogue synthesizers from the 70s and 80s. The stakes are high.