Since winning the Grammy as Best New Artist in 1998 (beating out Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu, "Puff Daddy" Sean Combs, and Hanson!), Paula Cole has shown remarkable resilience. She had mixed experience with record labels and took an eight year hiatus to raise her daughter. "Raven" is the third album she's released since returning in 2007, and it's a collection of beautifully crafted, personal songs. She brought her co-producer on the album, drummer Ben Wittman, to accompany her in Studio A.