Six years on from Todo Transito her well-received debut, she finally released a follow up. A very personal collection, inspired by her experiences of the past decade, notably the ill health and death of her father, Cold Like Stones is an emotional and soulful set sung in both English and Spanish the creation of which has, by her own admission, been a form of catharsis.
Accompanied by musicians form Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and Scotland including Salsa Celtica vocalist Ricardo Fernandez Pompa, Tenorio works through a set that showcases her dark, husky vocals to great effect, marrying soulful blues, folk and jazz influence to Afro Latin rhythms. An album that takes a little effort to fully appreciate, Tenorio’s songs although deeply personal, have an accessible universality, especially the celebratory “Professor Tenorio” and the poignant "Close Your Eyes", heartfelt references to her father and beautifully realised nostalgia of "Where the Sun and the Sky Kiss the Mountains (Home). To these ears it's the Spanish language that works best, particularly the passionate "El Testigo" and "Estrella Fugaz" where her voice truly soars.