Production company Gunpowder & Sky recently inked a multi-project development and production deal with Audible to expand the audio company's "Words & Music" musical storytelling initiative. Influential artists including St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson and Alanis Morissette will tell the stories of their long-spanning careers in their own words and lyrics.
St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) will kick off the collaboration launching later this summer with her inaugural title St. Vincent: Words & Music, which takes listeners through an intimate journey of her self-discovery as an artist tracked through her lyrics. Robinson's collection recalls his legendary career over the last 70 years with raw storytelling and performing, while Morissette's Audible Original project parses her self-discovery narrative through the insightful lens of artist, celebrity and human.
"Life is strange and full of uncertainty, right now. But music is a constant. Music transcends the chaos," St. Vincent said in a press release. "It’s always been there for me when I’ve needed it -- whether in times of fear, heartbreak, anger, joy. So I’m thrilled to be working with Audible to share my story and my music, especially at a time when music is such a crucial part of coping and getting through these unprecedented days."