I spoke to singer/songwriter, Maria Mckee, for the March 2020 issue of Record Collector (you can read a sneak preview here). When I first heard that Maria was returning to the recording sphere, for the first time in over ten years, I knew I wanted to talk to her about it. And, just as anticipated, she proved to be one of those interviewees who couldn’t be boring even if they tried. Not only have I connected with her music since my mid-teens, I’ve also been interested in her artistic and personal evolutions, all of which she’s extremely open and articulate about. Oh, and the album? I think the sprawling, ambitious La Vita Nuova stands beside Life Is Sweet, High Dive, and, perhaps, the solo debut on Geffen, as the very best thing she’s ever done. It’s music to lose and find yourself in. The Maria Mckee interview is available to order here, and you can find out more about her via her new label, Fire Records. She’s also a prolific Instagramer.