When St. Vincent appeared on Saturday Night Live last summer, it was a bit of a traumatizing experience for some viewers. Who was this freak with the crazy hair and the weird choreographed moves? Many took to Twitter to express their utter confusion and, of course, disdain. Now almost one year and a Grammy award later, the artist otherwise known as Annie Clark returned to network television last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. If anyone was offended the first time around they're probably just downright confused at this point.
Clark was performing "Teenage Talk," a non-album track featured on the TV show Girls, on Monday night. Being the increasingly confident chameleon that she is, the Dallas-reared singer appeared with yet another new look, this one looking like something out of a Tim Burton fever dream, her platinum-blonde hair now black to match her black dress and black makeup.
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Appropriately enough, she was also joined by a group of actual teenagers, who performed an amusing little pantomime in the background to mimic Clark's own movements. It looks like they're just playing keyboards, although maybe they're typing or -- what's really going on? What's it mean?
Bonus points on this one for the fact that the "Teenage Talk" lyrics shout out the state of Texas. It's a relatively straightforward (for St. Vincent) song about high school kids getting busted for a party at their parents' house. Raise your hands if you have a tattoo of the Lone Star State, or if you ever threw up in your mom's azaleas.
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