This Saturday, troves of St. Vincent fans gathered at the Paramount Pictures New York street backlot, where the much-adored rock star was set to debut her Fear The Future live show in collaboration with creative director Perron, who’s done previous work for Jay-Z and The xx.
From the sheer scale of the show’s location alone, St. Vincent made it known that something special was in store, before she emerged from stage right as a barely-drawn curtain kept her elusive. This introduction set the tone for the show’s slow-burn reveal of the tapestry of stagecraft behind her, evolving from a spotlight into a triangle into a stage that was minimal yet expansive. The lighting conjured the tones of the music with exactness, with added lighting in the windows of fake New York’s skyline bringing out a 360-degree experience worthy of the Technicolor label.
During this massive headline show done as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles, St. Vincent played two sets. Her earlier set chronicled her greatest hits over her previous four albums, while for her second she played her upcoming album MASSSEDUCTION from front-to-back for the first time – the album is out this Friday, October 13th. Check out photos from the show below, courtesy of Koury Angelo and Maria Jose Goves from Red Bull.