St. Vincent said her Grammy-winning album Daddy’s Home summed up a “difficult time” for her family in a “poetic little bow.”
he American recording artist, whose real name is Annie Clark, scored a hat-trick at the Grammys at the 64th annual awards ceremony, beating Halsey and Arlo Parks to win Best Alternative Music Album.
The album Daddy’s Home was inspired by her father’s recent release from prison after a decade working for his role in a multi-million dollar stock program.
Clark told the PA news agency of her win: “I wasn’t expecting it but I was very pleasantly surprised.
“I was up against a lot of great guys in the category, Arlo Parks, Japanese Breakfast, Fleet Foxes and Halsey so it was pretty stacked.
“It was beautiful, in many ways it summed up a very wild, difficult time for me and my family into a poetic little loop. So it meant a lot to me and my family.
“I had so much family with me in Vegas, a few sisters, a few brothers, my dad was there.
“I walked the red carpet and they were all in the hotel room checking the internet. Then they got the news and everyone was so happy and excited it felt like a win for the family.”
Their sixth studio album visits New York in the early 1970s, channeling the city’s grit through funk, proto-punk guitars and snappy rhythms.
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Commenting on her father’s reaction to the win, Clark added: “My father was thrilled. He introduced himself as ‘Daddy’ from Daddy’s Home, which I didn’t think would be bragged about.
“Everyone was so happy, it was just sweet and poetic to win.”
She said: “I love Glastonbury, I’m so excited. I mean I love this band, I love this show.
“I think it’s the best show I’ve ever done and so I’m just excited to bring it to people.
“The touring has obviously been so wild because of Covid, I usually tour so much more than for this album just because of Covid so the shows I get to play are even more special.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play all over England, a lot of people go to London, I’ve been everywhere, I’m looking forward to getting back to the towns and villages.”
– St Vincent tours the UK and Ireland in June with dates in Oxford, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, London and more.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/st-vincents-grammy-win-wrapped-up-a-very-wild-time-for-her-family-41654333.html St. Vincent’s Grammy win “ended a very wild time” for her family