A new podcast hosted by St Vincent called Shower Sessions – shockingly conceived of, and produced, ahead of COVID-19-induced quarantining – shines a spotlight on up-and-coming artists, through interviews and performances all taking place in, yes, a shower. The series, which is presented in partnership with Progressive Insurance and Universal Music Group, launched yesterday with six episodes.
This unique podcast will feature a variety of emerging musical talent, beginning with singer-songwriter Donna Missal, who performed songs and spoke with St Vincent in an opulent, pink art-deco shower. Future episodes include rising R&B star Amber Mark, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Banners, pop duo Loote, country artist Kassi Ashton and rapper Duckwrth.
While episodes are available in audio form on all major podcast platforms, including Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play, fans can also watch them in video form on the podcast’s website, or on Progressive’s YouTube channel. Bonus footage will also be available on Quibi.
St Vincent, aka Annie Clark, is no stranger to working with other artists. Most recently, she co-wrote ‘Cruel Summer’ with Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff, for Swift’s best-selling 2019 album, Lover. Clark also dropped an inspired remix of Beck’s ‘Uneventful Days’, off his new LP, Hyperspace at the top of the year, while she produced Sleater-Kinney’s newest album, The Center Won’t Hold. Clark’s vocals can also be heard on the song ‘Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You’, off Sheryl Crow’s album, Threads.
Earlier this month, St Vincent joined an all-star lineup of talent – including Common, Foo Fighters, Mavis Staples, John Legend, Jimmy Jam, Maya Rudolph, Chris Martin and Miguel – for Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince. The artist kicked off the evening, sharing the stage with HER, to perform a rousing rendition of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’. The two women were joined on stage by former Prince protégé and love, percussionist Sheila E.