Eliza put out her twentieth album, Secularia, this July. Although the two-time Grammy nominee has explored her spiritual side through lush traditional folk for decades, Secularia is an unflinching examination of higher power—even if she doesn’t always offer concrete answers about her beliefs. “It’s been in my mind and my heart for a long time,” Gilkyson says. “I’ve written songs that had a sort of spiritual nature to them, but I never put out a complete record that was just targeting that.”

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