Some artists are in no hurry to impress; they’re too busy doing their own thing. And in the case of George Adrian, the listener’s patience is well rewarded. Miked in a super-close, intimate style, Adrian’s sleepy outsider persona––and its abiding sadness––comes through loud and clear on “How Do You Know,” a soul-searcher that finally grabbed us when its finale chorus reached full altitude. “The Grass Is Dying” features Adrian’s elusive, metaphoric style and some nice high-pitched vocals. The twangy “Oh Won’t You,” with its southern rock guitar tones, shows that this artist knows how to patiently build a winning arrangement. Adrian’s not for everyone, but he’s definitely for us.