Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this summer, St Vincent has said that the pop reworking of her track Slow Disco was encouraged by Taylor Swift.
Last week, the American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, real name Annie Clark, unveiled an uptempo version of the 2017 ballad.
Fast Slow Disco sees St Vincent go into full-on pop mode – and it’s been a standout moment from her recent live shows.
In Matt Wilkinson on his Beats 1 show, Clark revealed that pop superstar Swift inspired the release.
“I don’t want to start a weird rumour or anything,” Clark said, “but I swear to God, you know because Jack Antonoff’s bros with Taylor Swift because they work together a lot, and I feel like Taylor was like, ‘You should make this a pop song’.”
“I know that she wholeheartedly supported that idea and I think the genesis of the idea was her,” she added.
Clark went on to say that Madonna also had an influence on the sound of the track.
“For me it was like, it’s such a homage to Like A Prayer-era Madonna,” she said.
St Vincent will visit the Edinburgh Playhouse in August.
St Vincent’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below.
26 August – Edinburgh – Edinburgh Playhouse
28 August – Leeds – O2 Academy
29 August – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
31 August – End Of The Road Festival