Cynthia Erivo is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, singer and producer, as well as an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominee. By way of a 12-track journey into her mental and emotional landscape - one marked by heartbreak and sadness, but also triumph and growth - 'Ch. 1, Vs.1' is a record of what writer Akwaeke Emezi calls 'the unfolding of a self', of what it means to do away with the pretense and masks we often wear as a means of survival. It's eclectic, but not in the nice-nasty way 'eclectic' is often used to convey displeasure. Rather, it's the perfect soundtrack to a still-unfolding talent ready to be seen in her fullness, beyond the stage and screen and high fashion red carpet gowns and extravagant nail art. 'Just as me, Cynthia', she says.