STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10814-9952 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Philip Crawley
Vienna hails from the Philippines where she has quite a career. This is her third album which she had a hand in writing, playing on and producing. She also offers these services to other acts having been the mastermind behind boy-band DNA's last album and the lyricist for the Japanese TV series Initial D. You'll be able to hear one of her song's on what promises to be next year's hit animated feature Twin Princes. With all this behind her you'd wonder why we've not yet heard about her in Blighty but amazingly this album doesn't yet have UK distribution which is a pity as it's quality stuff. We've got a collection of fourteen pop pieces which stylistically fall somewhere between Shakira and Melissa Etheridge - jangly guitars and programmed rhythms with passionate delivery. Lyrically the songs aren't outrightly evangelistic, rather they speak about life with a godly view and offer encouragement to the believer. Being in no way associated with the mighty powerhouse of Christian music that is Nashville this fresh, engaging album has a kind of naïve charm that I found really endearing. If you look for variety in your Christian music then I heartily recommend Vienna to you.
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