“Each record I make has an archetype,” says Clark. “‘Peculiar Mercy’ used to be Housewives on Pills. ‘St. Vincent’ used to be Near-Future Cult Leader. ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is different, it’s pretty first person. You'll be able to’t fact-check it, but if you wish to know about my life, listen to this record.” ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark at the same time as traveling the globe. Special guests at the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Wealthy Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress give a contribution guitar and vocals respectively on make a choice tracks.