June 26, 2022

St. Vincent goes straight to “Funkytown.” In the present day, Annie Clark has unveiled her cowl of the Lipps Inc. basic for the soundtrack to Minions: The Rise of Gru. Take a hear under.

“Gained’t you are taking me to funkytown?/ Gained’t you are taking me to funkytown?/ Gained’t take me to funkyto-own?/ Gained’t you are taking me to funkytown?” she asks time and again with a wholesome quantity of vocoder over a bouncing, synth-driven beat produced by Jack Antonoff.

The music shall be featured within the upcoming sequel to 2015’s Minions, which guarantees to inform “the origin story of how Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the world’s best supervillain, first met his iconic Minions, cast cinema’s most despicable crew and confronted off in opposition to probably the most unstoppable prison drive ever assembled,” all set within the flash of the Seventies.

The animated film hits theaters nationwide on July 1st — the identical day the soundtrack drops in full that includes the likes of Diana Ross (“Flip Up the Sunshine” with Tame Impala), Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love”), Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang”), Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good”), and extra.

This September, St. Vincent is ready to take the stage at Bourbon & Past Pageant 2022 alongside headliners Jack White, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, and Chris Stapleton. She’ll even be opening for Roxy Music’s fiftieth anniversary tour beginning September seventh at Toronto’s Scotiabank Area. Get tickets to see St. Vincent stay in live performance right here.

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