Copland isn't shy about her frustration with genre purists: "Some people argue about whether a song 'belongs' in a particular category - I never understood the need to pigeonhole an artist into one genre. Good music, at its core, starts with a well-written song. That song, and the message of the song, need to take the lead. You're not doing anyone any favors if you take a song and beat the hell out of it just to make it better fit someone's idea of genre purity. Songs need room to breathe - to be what they need to be and go where they need to go, even if you do end up with a gospel bridge in your bossa nova."