St. Vincent Gets Bound, Kidnapped and Buried Alive In Music Video For New Single "Cruel"
It's a great video for sure, with as Clark, playing a suburban, Stepford-esque housewife, is derided by her family for failing to perform mundane tasks up to their expectations. Coupled with the music, it makes for a nice juxtaposition -- par for course, naturally, for St. Vincent, who's long been known for pairing dark themes with pretty sounds.
This time, around, though, portraying as much took some serious wherewithal on Clark's part. Yesterday, she explained to the Huffington Post what it was like to be buried alive:
"Set design did a brilliant job building a 'grave.' This consisted of three 20-foot tall flats covered in cow manure, ammonia, dirt, sand, tree limbs, which I was lowered into via forklift. I think I still have some of this grave dirt in my shoes."Word. See it all go down in the video, posted for your viewing pleasure after the jump. Oh, and be sure to catch Clark live when she performs here in her hometown at the Kessler Theater on Sunday, October 23.