Allison Russell discusses her celebratory, thoughtful new album The Returner, the heady success of her 2021 debut, Outside Child, an update about her forthcoming memoir and its structure, Back to the Future and other trilogies, the power of the Rainbow Coalition, the right-ward shift of politics and fighting fascism with facts, loving The Sound of Music, inspiring work by Roberta Flack, Mavis Staples, Minnie Riperton, and Prince, her friendship with Brandi Carlile and their recent collabs with Joni Mitchell, reading us a poem she wrote about Joni, upcoming tour dates, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.