Fresh off the release of the excellent Strange Mercy, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark is apparently ready to further show off her songwriting chops. She done so with some help from yMusic, a six-piece outfit known for playing with the likes of Bon Iver, My Brightest Diamond, and Son Lux. On “Proven Badlands,” the orchestral sextet plays Clark’s sweeping, beautiful composition. And it’s just one of seven tracks composed by outside songwriters to appear on yMusic’s upcoming project, Beautiful Mechanical. Also featured on the effort are, of course, Son Lux and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden.
You can stream the track and view the album track listing/credits below. Beautiful Mechanical drops Sept. 27.
01 Beautiful Mechanical (composed by Son Lux)
02 Proven Badlands (composed by Annie Clark)
03 A Whistle, A Tune, A Macaroon (composed by Shara Worden)
04 Daughter of the Waves (composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider)
05 A Paper, A Pen, A Note to a Friend (composed by Shara Worden)
06 Clearing, Dawn, Dance (composed by Judd Greenstein)
07 Song (composed by Gabriel Kahane)