‘Cheerleader’ is the latest single to be released from Strange Mercy, the third album from St. Vincent (aka Oklahoma-born Annie Clark). With quiet beginnings, Clark’s renowned dry wit takes a sudden dark and confessional turn, as her fizzling guitar comes to life, and she implores, “I don’t wanna be a cheerleader no more, I don’t wanna be a dirt-eater no more.”
Released last year to widespread critical acclaim, Strange Mercy featured in both Q and NME’s Top Ten Albums of 2011, and has jettisoned St. Vincent to the mainstream both in the UK and her native US.
‘Cheerleader’ is released as a digital single on February 13th. The b-side is a specially-recorded acoustic version of ‘Cheerleader’.