St. Vincent’s new single “New York,” presumably off of an as-yet-unannounced new album to be launched sooner or later, makes prodigious use of the phrase “motherfucker.” It’s an alternately intimate and nostalgic instance of utilizing profanity as extra than simply the empty linguistic refuge of the poorly educated:
Annie Clark, the musical drive behind St. Vincent, went on PRX’s Track Exploder podcast to debate the tune, and that she’s only a huge fan of the f-word typically. “I get numerous pleasure from saying ‘fuck.’ I like that phrase. It’s so satisfying. It’s such a satisfying phrase to say,” she says. “I simply love the concept of utilizing actually blue language as a time period of endearment … my mom could be horrified, however I’ve been cursing like a sailor since I used to be eight …to me, ‘motherfucker’ says I do know you, inside and outside, and you already know me.” So yeah, the tune’s an actual motherfucker, and you may hear Clark breaking down the method of writing it under.
[by way of Vulture]
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