"New York" is a song by American musician St. Vincent. It was released on June 30, 2017, through Loma Vista as the lead single off her fifth studio album, Masseduction.
"New York" is a sombre ballad mourning the end of a relationship. Unlike her previous material, the song does not contain Clark's "fiery guitar playing, nor the squelching industrial soundscapes of her great self-titled album from 2014. It's just her voice, and some simple lilting piano chords—that's about it." The song finds Clark "singing without apparent irony about personal loss. The song could also be read as a eulogy for a certain portion of the soul of New York City itself; she sings mostly about locales in the East Village, painting them with a wild romantic streak that exists mostly in the memory of the city's denizens." Andy Cush of Spin described it as "far more straightforward than we've come to expect from Annie Clark," while comparing the song to Lorde's "Liability".
On May 2017, The New York Times stated that American producer Jack Antonoff is working on new music with Clark. Clark performed the song for the first time in June 2016 during a New York City benefit show.
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