Published Aug 28, 2020St. Vincent has already given us a few version of her MASSEDUCTION song "New York," but for its latest rendition, Annie Clark has tapped none other than X Japan hero Yoshiki.
As you'll hear, this latest version finds the pair putting their orchestral skills to the test, with Yoshiki showing off his skills of arrangement big-time.
Of this version of "New York," Clark said the following: "It was an honour to work with the amazing Yoshiki on this new version of 'New York.' Yoshiki's arrangement added to the song in the way time or distance transform longtime friends or relationships: the original is still recognizable, but subtly and significantly altered."
Yosiki, the king of pain, added:
As an artist, I admire how St. Vincent approaches music in an innovative and courageous way. Her music breaks the boundaries of genres, which is a mindset I can completely relate to. My band X Japan played the Coachella Festival in 2018 at the same time that St. Vincent performed, but at that time we didn't meet. But this year, through mutual friends, we were introduced. In terms of 'New York,' it's a great song to start with, and I'm grateful that she trusted me to fully rearrange the song with my classical approach. I hope St. Vincent's fans enjoy it, and that my fans will too.
Listen to the newly shared rework below.