Do not make the mistake of describing Soraya as a mellow, acoustic singer/songwriter. In her follow-up to "Soraya," her comeback album after a bout with cancer, she presents herself not only as assert

Do not make the mistake of describing Soraya as a mellow, acoustic singer/songwriter. In her follow-up to "Soraya," her comeback album after a bout with cancer, she presents herself not only as assertive, but hard-rocking. With help from producer Sebastián Krys, who has a penchant for the gritty sound of the B-3 organ, Soraya comes across as more clearly defined; the melody lines are stronger, even in harder-edged tracks like "Ser" and the more triumphant "Llévame." There are also touches of Colombian folk in the title track, romanticism in "Un Segundo Lento" and social commentary in "Alma de La Calle."—LC

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