Cécile McLorin Salvant’s new album Mélusine finds her singing in four different languages while exploring many unique musical styles.

The three-time Grammy winner uses a folkloric tale from the 12th century about a shape-shifting maiden — half-serpent, half-woman — to anchor this new recording. Mélusine includes five original songs and nine rearrangements, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English and Haitian Kreyòl.

Ahead of her performance at Koerner Hall on Thursday night, Salvant joined us to talk about the new record.