As much as label problems fed the 7-year delay between Esthero’s albums, the singer conceded to the Washington Post that “a lot of it had to do with me. But being where I am now — and I’m going to sound like a hippie — the journey makes sense, and it doesn’t seem that long anymore. It seems totally natural that I put one foot in front of the other and took the steps I took to get where I am now and to finish the piece of art that I made. It’s what it needed, and I think I learned enough and made so many mistakes that it’s not going to take that long again. It’s really about what the universe allows. Sometimes you’re supposed to be there and you’re supposed to be working and doing things and it just doesn’t come, and that’s what I told the label. If it doesn’t come when I want it, why should it come when you want it to?” Read more.