"I was learning so much in school and becoming a more confident problem solver, but I was losing my identity as a musician," Jesy Fortino says of her time away from Tiny Vipers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"When I first started writing songs, I used my music as a vehicle for words, because that's what my childhood songwriting heroes seemed to do." James Toth wrote the music first for Clipper Ship. Leah Toth/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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