The musical icon Prince once said that Kandace Springs “has a voice that could melt snow.”

The vocalist, pianist and composer released her first EP in 2014 and quickly started winning fans with performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon. Two years later, she released her debut album Soul Eyes in 2016 on Blue Note, revealing an artist with maturity well beyond her years.

This year, Springs gifted us with her rousing third album called The Women Who Raised Me, a tribute to some of the great female vocalists who have inspired Springs over the years.

Springs joined us for a conversation about bringing those early influences to the fore with this new record — and also lets us in on the details of her (not-so-)secret car collection.