St. Vincent has gone from a Dallas favorite indie musician and morphed into a Grammy award-winning alternative musician. However, while she has started winning awards, there is still a lot that fans might not know about the singer-songwriter. Here are five things you didn’t know about St. Vincent.
5. She dropped out of college to tour with a Dallas band
Many fans in Dallas know a lot about the local band who made it big, Tripping Daisy. Just this year, the band made their big return 18 years after breaking up. However, the band members never stopped touring and after the death of their guitarist, they formed a new band known as The Polyphonic Spree. This band was partially responsible for the success of St. Vincent, as she dropped out of college at Berklee to tour with them.
4. Twi-hards knew her first
The first album that St. Vincent released that hit the Billboard charts was Actor in 2009. However, that same year she released the song “Roslyn” with Bon Iver. That song was on the soundtrack to the movie, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” It seems like the producers loved her music because she was back in 2012 with a second song for the franchise. That year, St. Vincent released “The Antidote” for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”
3. St. Vincent is Genderfluid
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, St. Vincent said that she is a believer in gender and sexual fluidity. In that interview, St. Vincent explained that she thinks a person can fall in love with anybody – male or female – and she does not identify as anything specifically when it comes to gender.
2. St. Vincent replaced Kurt Cobain twice
Annie Clark came out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction for Nirvana and performed “Lithium” with the band in place of the late Kurt Cobain. While that had to be a huge moment for her, she also performed with them later that same night in a bar in Brooklyn to enthusiastic Nirvana fans.
1. Marry Me was named after an ‘Arrested Development’ joke
St. Vincent released her debut album in 2007 and titled it Marry Me. While that was the only album she released that did not hit the Billboard charts, it was the album that kickstarted her career. In some interesting trivia, St. Vincent said that she was working on the album while playing with The Polyphonic Spree and named it after a joke on the TV show “Arrested Development.”
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