e Me to Paris stem from Inaras annual tradition of writing a song for a dear friends baby who was lost in childbirth. The sweetly playful All for All was written for her producer Mike Andrews who told her of a funny misunderstanding between him and his elderly father in his last few days.About three years ago, Inara set out to record the album on her own between raising her three children and various projects but eventually she reached out to Andrews, her collaborator on all her solo albums, including breakthrough All Rise from 2005. The two recorded whenever their schedules yielded, and occasionally called in friends to play. The hallmarks that are present in Inaras other projects, The Bird and the Bee (her collaboration with songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin) and the Living Sisters (with singers Alex Lilly, Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark), are present here: soaring melodies, airy vocals that swing high and low, exquisite touches of keys and strings that never overwhelm, but the finished result is fully Inara. Dearest Everybody is her story, in music and in life of taking the losses that formed her and strengthened her, and shining them out to the rest of the world.