St. Vincent’s New Music Might Be Inspired By A Famous Imposter

She also listens to your conversations.

St. Vincent‘s new self-titled record contains its share of literary references, but what will serve as inspiration for her next disc? MTV News asked the woman herself, Annie Clark.

St. Vincent is a kind of woozy record, replete with a collage of stories and snippets — from the time Clark went wandering in the desert naked and encountered a snake (“Rattlesnake”) to a hallucination featuring Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton (“Huey Newton”) to a short story by Lorrie Moore (“Severed Crossed Fingers”).

As Clark begins working on new tunes, she told MTV News, she has been looking toward similar buckets of experience both personal and artistic: from eavesdropping on pals to taking in documentaries about infamous trickster Frédéric Bourdin.

Check out the below video to get a peek at what her next album might contain:

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.