When Adriana Evans burst onto the scene with her self-titled debut, she appeared to be just what the soul music scene was missing. Soothing vocals, great songwriting, live instrumentation with a hip-hop feel. Yes, her cd was a breath of fresh air and a huge success. So naturally folks were feenin' because it would be six years before she would finally drop "Nomadic", an eclectic set that was very interesting but not quite what folks were looking for. "Kismet" dropped two years later. An album that featured mainly remixes with only a few new cuts. With "El Camino", Adriana has delivered the gem that folks have been waiting for all along. "El Camino" has everything that you loved about her first album. The bonus here is the Brazilian influences based on the time spent there during her self-imposed exile from the music business. "Hey Now" just breezes along at a nice steady beat with fine guitar work. Adriana just soars effortlessly over the track making you wish you were outdoors on a warm summer day. Grooving along with the mid-tempo beat and the soulful horn section, "Underneath The stars" has that vibe as well. Never is the Latin flavor more evident than on "Blue Bird in Bahia". This cut had me feeling like I was on vacation, chilling with a cool drink while my head nodded to the beat. "Undercover" has that stepper feel to it. It will also remind you of the Sylvia Striplin joint "You Can't Turn Me Away" from back in the day. I can't decide if I like this cd more than the first one. What I do know is the more I play this disc, the more I love it. I have a strong feeling that you will too. One of the early favorites of the year. Highly Recommended.