St. Vincent has a new album coming in the fall, official title unknown, but we do know it will include a vocal performance from an underground British artist named “Kid Monkey.” And now we know that Kid Monkey is actually Cara Delevingne.
In an interview with the New Yorker, Annie Clark talks about her new record which will be, in her words, about “sex and drugs and sadness.” There’s a song on the record called “Pills” which includes the lyric: “Pills to grow, pills to shrink, pills, pills, pills and a good stiff drink / pills to fuck, pills to eat, pills, pills, pills down the kitchen sink.” And that’s reportedly all Delevingne, who we’ve previously heard “sing” for her cut on the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets soundtrack.
As for whether or not Clark’s new album will include some songs about Delevingne, who she dated for a little over a year, the answer is yes. As she told the Guardian on Saturday, “I can only write about my life, and that—dating Cara —was a big part of my life.”
But don’t assume it’s all about that! Clark knows people are going to read into every song on the record, and fans did think the lead single “New York” might have been about the model-slash-actress-slash-singer, even though she says it was a composite. Clark says that it’s sexist to assume her music can only be diaristic in that way. “Women do emotions but are incapable of rational thought,” she said.