The album reunites Hutchinson with veteran Boston producer Crit
Harmon (Martin Sexton, Mary Gauthier) for what is her most experimental and intricate production to date. "Crit and I have worked together for a decade now. I wanted to build on that trust and that shared musical language and really
encourage each other to find new sounds," she says. "I felt that I had reached a new landscape in myself and I wanted the album to reflect that." The result is an album reminiscent of David Gray's White Ladder where revelatory lyrics combine with a fresh contemporary production.
The songs on Beyond That, at once ecstatic and meditative, are evidence that she has taken this message to heart. "I believe that the role of an artist is to keep braving that deep inner work, to keep growing," she says. "Creativity should be a method for transformation. This takes time, it takes quiet. I have spent a good deal of the last three years walking in the woods with my dog, sitting out on the rocks beside my favorite lake watching the sky go dark, learning a meditation and yoga practice." The resulting songs are about coming home, about transforming desire, about how human love can
open the heart for some greater purpose.