RNR News and Notes

St. Vincent was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend - but live performances of cuts from her upcoming album Daddy’s Home weren't the only thing she was showcasing.  She played two songs from her forthcoming record (watch below): "Pay Your Way in Pain” and  “The Melting of the Sun” using the new model of her signature guitar 

 

 

The Ernie Ball Music Man produced ax with an Okoume body is known as ‘Goldie’.  It comes in three colors on and has  custom parchment control knobs, pearl tuning keys and custom in-lays, plus  stainless steel frets, chrome hardware and a redesigned three-ply parchment pickguard. The guitar will hit the market in June. 

 

 

 

Now - on to the performances - which saw Annie Clark perform with  a full band and a trio of vocalists.  She described the experience as surreal: 

 

Playing SNL is a surreal enough experience under normal circumstances ... but watching this cast and crew make the impossible possible doing a live show safely in a pandemic is something I really couldn't have imagined - until strangely enough I was a part of it.  I can't thank Lorne and SNL for having me back, looking after me and my well being, and letting Daddy's Home into studio 8H

 

St. Vincent: Pay Your Way In Pain (Live) - SNL 

 

St. Vincent: The Melting of the Sun (Live) - SNL