I’ve been listening to Vienna’s new album, Dreaming Through The Noise, on repeat for the past several days. This is how I experience her music, letting it leave a permanent imprint on my auditory sensors and memories. The album at first glance appears to be a departure from her first two albums, Waking Hour and Warm Strangers. Waking Hour was a collection of autobiographical songs, and Warm Strangers offered tunes detailing the lives of semi-random fictional characters. Dreaming initially seemed more atmospheric than the previous two, detailing the lives not of people, but of the buildings, vehicles, and locales people inhabited.
The more I listen to the album, however, the more I realize that this is what Vienna’s all about. She’s weaving stories out of the vibrancy of life. You, me, the rock, the tree, and the X-Wing (okay, maybe not that X-Wing).
I’m rambling… my favorite songs on this album include:
- Blue Caravan
- Whatever You Want
- I Don’t Feel So Well
- City Hall
- Transcontinental, 1:30 AM
Vienna has embarked on a crazy tour schedule with Duncan Sheik. Check her out if she’s coming through your town!