Label: Six Degrees Travel Series
Sometimes hype can weigh down an album before you even hear it. So forget what you might have heard about CeU, and forget that she's Starbucks' latest poster girl. If you ignore all that silliness, you will finally hear your way through to her remarkably mature, good-natured debut album. The woman delicately experiments with everything from jazz and electronica to Afrobeat, and she does it all with that warm-honey vocal style that defines Brazilian singers. Tasty.