St. Vincent’s latest Apple Music “Mixtape” is the perfect road trip soundtrack

Photo by Jonathan Fritz

Last night, St. Vincent aired the second installment of her Beats 1 radio show, “St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service”. While her inaugural episode was customized around the tastes of an adorable 11-year-old with a penchant for dance music named Piper, her latest playlist is designed for another personality entirely: Adelaide recently graduated from M.I.T. and is bonding with her “chain-smoking, quietly raging, former truck driver” grandmother on an RV road trip from Texas to Washington, DC.

To soundtrack the long journey, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark pulled together tracks that not only satisfied Adelaide’s and her grandmother’s various tastes, but evoked the cities and landscapes they’d be passing through. Among the ace songs to make the final mixtape: “America” by Simon and Garfunkel; “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” by Neil Young; “9 to 5″ by Dolly Parton; “Wherever I May Roam” by Metallica; and “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron (the civil rights anthem perfect for DC, according to Clark).

Listen to the radio show below, followed by a Spotify playlist of all the included songs.

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St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service (Week 2 – July 7th):

01. America – Simon & Garfunkel

02. Forever Heavy – Black Moth Super Rainbow

03. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron

04. Amarillo By Morning – George Strait

05. Wherever I May Roam – Metallica

06. Fancy – Reba McEntire

07. Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn

08. On Some Faraway Beach – Brian Eno

09. Don’t Let It Bring You Down – Neil Young

10. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

11. A Moment Isn’t Very Long – Willie Nelson

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