Rattlesnake

If you’ve worn out the metaphorical grooves on St. Vincent’s last album, help is on the way. There’s a mystery-shrouded new album coming in the fall sometime. It’s getting a little bit of speculative attention of the gossipy kind; there’s a collaboration with – and presumably a lot of songs about – an old girlfriend, the multihyphenated fashion being Cara Delevingne. As far as collaborators go, David Byrne’s shoes aren’t about to get filled, but old flame drama is always exciting. Maybe the new album will be all about how it feels when your personal life drama has suddenly become more interesting than your actual work. I suspect that St. Vincent is too smart an artist to give us the usual confessional big breakup album. Whatever she does, she’s sure to keep it interesting and unexpected.

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