St Vincent: ‘I love music that takes me someplace else’

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 St. Vincent performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (Getty Images for The Recording A)
St. Vincent performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (Getty Images for The Recording A)

Musician St Vincent has told of her love for the music of David Bowie and how it got her through tough times.

The artist - who dated Cara Delevingne - told of the inspiration she gets from the legendary singer’s music in an interview with magazine Red Bulletin.

Telling of her love for song Sons of the Silent Age on album Heroes she said: “Around 2015, I was listening to Bowie every day. During that time, I was morbidly depressed. I remember flying back [to the US] from a press tour in Germany on a now-defunct airline called Air Berlin. It was so bad I quietly cried as the plane took off. But then I put on Bowie’s Heroes album, which made me feel better.”

The musician - who has worked with Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa - said she loved “music I love music that takes me someplace else, like the second half of Low; stuff that reminds me of things that matter, instead of pure escapism.”

 (Red Bulletin)
(Red Bulletin)

Talking about the Girl Loves Me on his 2016 album Blackstar she said: “This is my favourite song off his final album, which I received as a gift [from then partner Cara Delevingne] alongside a guitar Bowie had signed for me. I actually met him a few years prior, with my friends from [choral-rock band] The Polyphonic Spree. I went to see their show in New York and ended up in the same room with him. I said hello, but I hadn’t made anything yet, so it wasn’t that kind of a meeting.”

The interview is in the August issue of the magazine, distributed this week with the Standard.

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