When I chatted with her at SXSW last month, Annie Clark played it coy about the video she was about to shoot for her single “Actor Out of Work”: “If I describe it, it’s going to sound really cheesy, but hopefully it’ll turn out very well,” Clark (who records under the name St. Vincent) laughed. “You’ll just have to see it. I’ll just have to see it to be able to describe it, I think.”
Now that the video has finally hit the Web, we can all see and describe it to our heart’s content. Short summary: Clark sings “Actor Out of Work” to a group of underemployed thespians, each of whom spontaneously freaks out and bursts into tears in turn. That’s not quite the reaction I have to this song — mine involves less weeping, more “rock on!” hand gestures — but hey, to each his or her own. Check out the video below and start getting psyched for St. Vincent’s excellent Actor, due May 5.
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Feist’s short film with Cillian Murphy: Watch it here
Music Mix Exclusive premiere: Metric’s new video, “Help I’m Alive”
Arcade Fire Documentary: Get it free on Pitchfork
A video you HAVE to see: Department of Eagles’ “No One Does It Like You”