St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein Take Humorous Aim at Interviews
Text: Sadie Bell
For major musicians, another new album means another album roll out full of press and promotion—a process that indie singer/songwriter St. Vincent is no stranger to.
In a recent interview with the New Yorker in anticipation for St. Vincent’s forthcoming record, the recording artist said she collaborated with friend, Sleater Kinney member, and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein for a short film about the banality of being asked the same questions over and over again during interviews.
In the Brownstein-written script, St. Vincent sits in front of a green screen as if prepped for on-camera press to create a sarcastic “interview kit” illustrating what it’s like to answer a series of unoriginal questions. Styled in a latex top and a perfectly quaffed bob, the singer looks unamused and frustrated answering questions about “what it’s like to play a show in heels,” and what “one album she would take on a desert island.”
In the final clip of the short film shared on Tuesday the singer also shared that on Wednesday (Sept. 6) at 9:00 a.m. EST fans can expect an "important live message" via her Facebook page followed by yet another Q&A. With this new “what-not-to-do” piece, it’s unlikely St. Vincent brainchild Annie Clark will be asked to respond to these kinds of Qs in a profile anytime soon.
Watch the interview kit from St. Vincent’s Instagram below.