St. Vincent & Yoshiki team up for reimagining of “New York”


DATE: 2020-08-28

“Beautiful” – Rolling Stone

“Gorgeous” – Consequence of Sound

“Striking” – NME “Classically-inspired, unpredictable new textures” – SPIN

“Stirring” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Yoshiki’s new version amps up the orchestral swirl” – Stereogum


St. Vincent, Yoshiki Release Classical Version of “New York”

Duo reimagine MASSEDUCTION track with string arrangement This reimagined version features Yoshiki’s beautiful string arrangement backing Annie Clark’s voice CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND St. Vincent Teams with Yoshiki for New Version of “New York”

X Japan composer gives the MASSEDUCTION track a classical touch Yoshiki expands on the song’s original string arrangements, adding some of his own gorgeous piano NME St Vincent teams up with X Japan’s Yoshiki on new rendition of “New York” The new version of the MASSEDUCATION track is injected with a classical twist, with the singer’s vocals bolstered by Yoshiki’s striking strings.

SPIN St. Vincent Joins Forces With Yoshiki for Fresh Take on “New York”

MASSEDUCTION song gets classically-inspired arrangements The reimagined version features Yoshiki’s classically inspired arrangements, creating unpredictable new textures.

St. Vincent Shares Classical Version of “New York” Featuring Yoshiki St. Vincent has partnered with rock star and composer Yoshiki for a classical version of “New York” from her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION.

STEREOGUM At a time when the pandemic has inspired a significant chunk of NYC’s population to flee the city, opening line “New York isn’t New York without you, love” hits different. Yoshiki’s new version dials down the rhythm and amps up the orchestral swirl, surrounding Clark’s vocals with glissandos and layers of mournful strings.

BROOKLYN VEGAN St. Vincent’s latest rework of her MASSEDUCTION track was done in collaboration with Yoshiki of X Japan, and the result is orchestral and stirring.