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St. Vincent's "New York" Music Video Brought To Colorful Life By Director Da Corte, All Ages Productions


Robert Goldrich
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Alex Da Corte directed this St. Vincent music video titled “New York” via All Ages Productions. 
The first new song in two years from Annie Clark, the musician behind the mantle St. Vincent, “New York” was first released earlier this summer as a single and was deemed a Pitchfork  “Best New Track,” “pure breakup gold” by Rolling Stone and “a lovely devotional about the long, tight hold a place can have on your heart, and self-conception” by the New York Times. 

The video, which label reps at Lorna Vista Records called “the most ambitious St. Vincent video to date,” was shot in four days in New York city at iconic locations including the “Alamo” cube sculpture at Astor Place, “The Wall” sculpture in Soho, and Park Slope Deli in Brooklyn. The somber break-up ballad is juxtaposed with playful, vivid colors, setting a visually engaging tone. Da Corte even featured a swan in one of the scenes.

The studio set-ups were shot at Be Electric studios in Bushwick. All of the set pieces were original creations, from the giant orange backdrop that obscured Astor Place, to the cabbage microphone set ablaze - each element meticulously designed by Da Corte and created by a six person art team for the shoot.

All Ages Productions regularly collaborates with Da Corte and produced several other projects he directed, including a Gap ad starring Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and a music video for the rapper, Le1f.


Client Lorna Vista Records/Lever & Beam (management agency)/St. Vincent Production All Ages Productions Alex Da Corte, director; Ted Passon, Shannon Sun-Higginson, producers; Zac Rubino, DP; Cara Yarmolowicz, art director; Amber Sibley, prop master; Shibon Kennedy, stylist; Kate Watson-Wallace, choreography; James Doolittle, exec producer. Post/Editorial/VFX Harvey Benschoter, VFX direction; Jason Harmon, 3D animation; Amy DiLorenzo, Jason Hsu, Alec Freund, compositing; Lenore Romas, colorist. Production Studio Be Electric Production Services Expressway Grip & Cine, Philadelphia

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