For some of you older folks, St. Vincent may still be considered a ‘new artist’. She is under 40, after all, and has only been making records for about a decade. But really, you should be all on board with her by now. It’s been a very satisfying trajectory, as a fan, to watch such a gifted artist rise from being an indie singer-songwriter who inspires mild respect from the Pitchfork crowd to real rock star status. Because not too many people fill the role of a real rock star – complete with vision, ambition, style and persona – anymore these days. It’s just really, really heartening on a deep-down personal level to witness the birth of a complex and interesting and hopefully long-lasting star.