Critically-acclaimed Kiwi singer songwriter Jamie McDell already had three albums under her belt, but the release of the alt-country star's new self-titled album could be considered something of a new beginning for the 29-year-old.
The 13-track Nashville-recorded album - which has been described as "a modern journey through 70s folk and country with a healthy dose of roots and rock" - is packed with brutally honest moments, both in writing and performance.
Jamie admits she's struggled previously to work out what her story is to tell, but it's laid bare on her new album. After being in the public eye since first being signed at 16, she feels the time is finally right to just have her name on the album sleeve.
She joins the show to discuss 'Jamie McDell' and introduce her new single, 'Not Ready Yet.'