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St Vincent has opened up about the stress of working in music, as she revealed that she has had an anxiety disorder since the age of eight. 

The singer, 41, has a new album coming out called All Born screaming, which is set to be released on April 26. 

But speaking to The Sun in an interview published on Friday, St Vincent opened up about her struggles with anxiety since she was a child – and how that has translated to her career.    

‘There’s a tremendous amount of anxiety in music and I’ve had an anxiety disorder since I was eight,’ St Vincent said.

‘It never stopped me from doing anything, it just robbed me of the joy of doing it. 

St Vincent opened up about the stress of working in music, as she revealed that she has had an anxiety disorder since the age of eight in an interview with The Sun on Friday (Pictured in April)

The singer, 41, has a new album coming out called All Born screaming, which is set to be released on April 26 (Pictured in April)

‘And with music you’re metabolising the chaos of the world anyway so with a show you leave all your blood, sweat and tears on stage and get it all out.’ 

St Vincent revealed in January that she thought the US justice system is an ‘American tragedy’.

The singer – whose stockbroker father was jailed for 10 years for crimes related to stock manipulation – believes there is a ‘direct line’ between the country’s past history with slavery and the inequalities of the current legal system, which includes ‘injustices’ such as drug laws being designed to disproportionately affect people of colour. 

‘We’re still living the history of the enslavement of Black people in this country. There’s a direct line between slavery and incarceration. A direct line,’ the Daddy’s Home artist said in an interview with The Independent.

‘[Drug laws are one of many] injustices that have been done to the descendants of formerly enslaved human beings. 

‘I have a lot of thoughts on the failings of the criminal justice system and the problems of monetising incarceration. So yes, it’s an American tragedy. It is.’

When it comes to her father’s situation, the New York singer – whose real name is Annie Clark – thinks he had the ‘best-case scenario’ of integrating back into normal life when he was released from prison.

She said: ‘Not to be Disneyfied about it, but he spent a decade of his life behind bars and he served his time and he’s out.

St. Vincent believes there is a 'direct line' between America's history with slavery and the inequalities of the current legal system, which she called a 'tragedy' (Pictured in 2021)

But speaking to The Sun in an interview published on Friday, St Vincent opened up about her struggles with anxiety since she was a child - and how that has translated to her career (Pictured in March)

‘It’s best-case scenario for the post-prison life – being integrated into the family and being a person among kids and grandkids and all that stuff. So there’s a sweetness to where it ended up.’

And the singer is keen to stress that her father’s experience was a ‘different thing’ entirely. 

She said: ‘So my own personal experience … it’s just one story. It’s not intended to encapsulate the entirety of the thing at all. 

‘The situation with my family, it’s not a result of the same lineage of slavery. It was a different thing.

St Vincent revealed in January that she thought the US justice system is an 'American tragedy' (Pictured in April 2022)

'We're still living the history of the enslavement of Black people in this country. There's a direct line between slavery and incarceration. A direct line,' the Daddy's Home artist said in an interview with The Independent

‘It’s my little sliver, which is that my father’s actions… the American criminal justice system said: “In exchange for what you’ve done, you’ll give us 10 years of your life. And then after that, you’ve paid your dues.” 

‘And that was the exchange. And it’s wild to think about that. 

‘It’s wild to think about what people “The prison system is American capitalism figuring out how to use humans as meat machines.”

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