Annie Clark, best known by her stage moniker St. Vincent, dropped by the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday (Oct. 4) to perform “New York” and “Los Ageless,” two singles off her upcoming album, MASSEDUCTION.
Both performances reflected the strong dichotomy in Clark’s music. “New York” resonated in its simplicity, a plaintive, lovelorn ballad that she sang from behind her microphone stand, accompanied only by a masked pianist. “Los Ageless,” meanwhile, is a sultry electro-rock dirge punctuated by slabs of electric guitar, which Clark performed in front of three pairs of black leather boots kicking from behind a red curtain.
Accordingly, Clark also recorded two versions of MASSEDUCTION: an official, instrumentally lush excursion and a stripped-down set featuring only piano and vocals. The album comes out Friday, Oct. 13.
Watch St. Vincent’s performances on The Late Show below.