Becca Stevens took inspiration for her latest full-length, Regina , while doing research on Queen Elizabeth I and later, on other regal subjects. The album is consistently strong; it’s dreamy, enchanting, and poetic, like immersing yourself in a modern fairy tale. The centerpiece of the LP is “Queen Mab,” Stevens’ take on Mercurio’s speech in Romeo & Juliet , with a music video created to raise awareness of the horrific plight of albino children in Tanzania. The album features David Crosby, Laura Mvula, and Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, all of whom add some extra flavor — but Stevens is definitely the star of her own show here. Fans of fantastical chamber pop in the vein of Bat for Lashes and Kate Bush will want to lose themselves in this gorgeous, fascinating collection of songs.