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Monday, April 26, 2010

Inspire Me Monday--Vienna Teng

Okay so I know I missed last week so I decided to make this weeks post extra awesome.  The musician I had to feature this week is a girl by the name of Vienna Teng.  I don't remember how I found her music, just that I fell completely head over heels for it.  And I love her story.  She was a successful computer programmer who left her stable job to pursue music.  It just goes to show...its never to late to do what you love.

I have to admit I have a bit of a soft spot in my heart for a girl who sings and plays the piano.  At one point in my life (like from ages 14 to 16, before reality set in, haha) I fancied that  to be something I wanted to do.  Never mind that I can't read a lick of music. (Okay, I can.  But it takes me like all day to figure out one single measure.) I used to make up songs on the piano and sing them, even did it in public a few times.  So when I found Vienna Teng it was like seeing what I had wanted to be (though I lacked the talent and gumption) made real.  It was awesome.

My favorite song of all time is her song "Gravity."  Not kidding.  Of. All. Time.  And though it came several albums back it has remained her most popular song and therefore the first to be treated to a full-on music video.  And they couldn't have done a better job.  (Cloudy sea scape, gorgeous period dress, a mysterious/romantic, yeah.  It is beautiful.)  Check it out here:

And because it is my second favorite song, and to show how much she must rock live (Yeah, she's never come to Salt Lake as far as I know...but if she ever does, I am so there.) I had to throw this in, it is called Antebellum.  Also totally amazing. :)

Now that I'm back from my much-needed vacation, you'll start to see the full posts for all the shoots I did last week, plus more!  Don't be a stranger... :)

1 comment:

Carolanne said...

Live performances are the test of a true musician, and she totally passed that test. Her lyrics are really intelligent, and this may be weird but her music reminds me a little bit of Tori Amos, but more hopeful and less cynical.