I’m not your mother’s favorite dog
I’m not the carpet you walk on
I’m not one small atomic bomb
I’m not anything at all

Listeners firing up “Marry Me,” St. Vincent’s debut album, were met with these opening lyrics from the lead track Now, Now as their first introduction to the eclectic artist. Released ten years ago this week, the record was her first solo release after coming off several years of supporting other artists such as Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree.

Even though this was her first release as a solo performer, it was immediately apparent that St. Vincent was a force to be reckoned with, charting her own course through the typical sea of pop/rock music. Featuring dynamic guitar playing, orchestral arrangements and dabbling with multiple genres, the album is 43 minutes’ worth of cinematic composition.

The aforementioned aspects of her music are precisely what initially excited us here at Ernie Ball Music Man to collaborate on designing a fresh, new signature with St. Vincent. She had been playing our Albert Lee guitar model for a while at that point, and when the opportunity presented itself to work on a new instrument together, we jumped at the chance.

Take a look inside the process of creating the St. Vincent signature guitar:

New Single and 2017 Tour

Just two weeks ago, St. Vincent released a new single titled New York, in addition to announcing a tour kicking off in October. Stream the new track via the YouTube video embedded below, then watch the video announcing the tour.

Here are the tour dates that have been announced so far:

8/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic – Hostess Club All-Nighter
10/17 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/18 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
10/20 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
10/23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10/24 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
10/26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
10/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg
11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
11/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater
11/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/21 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11/25 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11/27 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
12/1 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
12/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

Bonus Content

Watch the video announcement for the 2017 St. Vincent Signature Guitar Collection:

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