“Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people,” wrote Kato Lomb in her 1970 book Polyglot: How I Learn Languages. Lomb was one of the most renowned polyglots and interpreters throughout history, and throughout much of her career she sought to understand the brain of the polyglot.

2018 marked a triumphant year for Maryland indie rock trio Snail Mail. Led by frontwoman and chief songwriter Lindsey Jordan, their full-length debut album “Lush” was sighted as an instant classic upon its release, with many championing Jordan’s guitar virtuosity and vocal brilliance across “Lush’s” 10 tracks.