After devoting the past year and a half to collaborative albums, releases under pseudonyms, and prominent features on albums by Erykah Badu and Mos Def, singer-songwriter/producer Georgia Anne Muldrow continues her evolution with her third studio album. Umsindo (Zulu for “sound”) finds her bravely musing over life (“Roses”), death (“Daisies”), the human condition (“I.Q.”), and the bliss of new motherhood (“E.S.P.”). Bustling with jangly Arto Lindsay-like guitar chords (“Seminole Unity Chant”), West Coast funk (“Fonky Day,” “Slice It,” “Sermonette”), and angular acappella harmonies (“Diaspora”), Umsindo is a bold natural progression from a fearless artist on the cusp of greatness, an earthy offering that simultaneously traverses and embraces the sonic boundaries associated with soul music.