Six Degrees artist Ceu has completed a follow-up to her Grammy-nominated 2007 self-titled debut. The news album, called Vagarosa--a rough translation is "at a relaxed pace"--has been given a July 7 drop date, which is good news for people who love amazing music sung by Brazilian vocalists with incredible voices.
If you just can't wait until then, here's a free download of "Bubuia," which showcases Ceu's marvelous timbre, as well as her penchant for what might be called Brazilian neo-soul. From the sound of things, labelmate and fellow countrywoman Bebel Gilberto has some serious competition. Decide for yourself when Ceu plays the Herbst Theatre on July 19.