"What kind of woman am I? What kind of woman have I been?"

These questions stand at the forefront of Sara Jackson-Holman's new album, Didn't Go To The Party, a luscious and atmospheric new LP from the classically-trained pianist and accomplished singer-songwriter.

To refer to her as a singer-songwriter is a bit of a cop out because Didn't Go To The Party proves that Jackson-Holman is a diversely talented musician. Layered beauties like 'Monsoon' pair gorgeously with R&B-tinged gems like 'Run.'

Drawing classical inspirations together with pop loves such as Kate Bush and Serge Gainsbourg, Jackson-Holman has crafted an album meant for late night explorations of the self. Written over the course of long evenings in her rustic cottage home near Portland, Ore., Jackson-Holman saw the creation of the album as a cathartic healing process.

"I wrote Didn't Go To The Party in the sleepy magic of the Pacific Northwest early summer -- sitting on my blue velvet couch, my keyboard on the coffee table, singing hushed into the microphone 'till 4 a.m.," explained Jackson-Holman. "Music has always been an introspective endeavor for me, my main catharsis and outlet as a very sensitive person who feels everything deeply. Out of a relationship, and surrounded by blossoming friendships, I was experiencing a new sense of self. I let myself write whatever came naturally.

"It was a gentle process," she said. "I have shied away from the label of 'singer-songwriter' the last couple of years because of my affinity for pop anthems and hip-hop music, my longing to conceal more of my emotions within the production of a song and wear my heart a little less on my sleeve, so the style of this album represents me coming to terms with who I am as a songwriter and a musician and I think (I hope) reflects this personal arrival."

Jackson-Holman is part of a vibrant and vital female artist community based in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and Didn't Go To The Party adds another masterstroke to the group's ever-growing and ever-impressive body of work.

But Didn't Go To The Party also stands on its own as one of the most evocative and delicately crafted aural spectacles in 2016.