As St Vincent, Annie Clark has evolved into an expert of character and self-reinvention while seldom shying away from personal lyrics and themes. It’s a balancing act she addresses head on on ‘Daddy’s Home’. ‘The Melting of the Sun’ questions authenticity and strength of inner character while the title track documents the release of her father from prison but then skews the nature of “daddy” with a sultry kind of swagger.
Plundering 70s Rock for influences, organ and sitar take turns adding a discomfiting backing to Clark’s guitar-based rhythms. The highlight is a straight mid-tempo light Rocker ‘...At The Holiday Party’ that revolves around the line “you can’t hide from me” that in Clark’s deft hands manages to taunt the track’s subject and yet echo with ambiguous self-reflection.