“Questions” by “Vienna I” is the kind of track that stands out boldly from its peers in terms of how effectively the vast, creative input fuses with the professional and stylish output. Vienna I is an up and coming singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist from London UK. She is a vocalist with a talent for multiple music genres including rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, drill and soul music. She may only be seventeen years old, but she has the wizened songwriting ability of someone twice her age. Now she is introducing herself to the world with her thoughtful lyricism and easy gift for melody.
It’s important to talk about music, to share it around, but it’s far more important to simply appreciate and enjoy it, and that’s exactly what I recommend that you do.
There’s a freshness to the sound, part of this is the undeniable experimentation featured throughout – at no point is the track predictable or a victim to complacency. And yet, at the same time as this, there’s a soothing feeling of repetitiveness; a hypnotic ambiance unfolds as you listen – just as you hope it would when seeking out new hip-hop or electronica to rhythmically mellow the day away.
The music is stylish, there’s a sense of peace about it, yet on the whole the sound is quite striking. It creates a calming ambiance that quickly sets an easy going vibe for listeners to revel in, but there’s nothing overly mellow or laid back about the rap performances involved – there’s an increasing level of passion in the sound of the voices, and this expresses the lyrics and ideas in a way that builds in intensity alongside the soothing overtones of the instrumentation.
As the track fades out you really notice the music for what it is, but before this point the voices seem to be both in tune and in contrast with it all, so it works – it flows with a great smoothness, yet you find yourself really listening to every line. The vocal rhythm is consistent, and the energy is superb. There’s a brilliantly organic and perhaps slightly rap-inspired vibe to the instrumentation that backs these vocal performances up incredibly well.
The music has a style and an attitude that grabs you from the offset, and the calming nature of the whole thing keeps you involved, whilst those lyrics and this voice captivate you throughout. It seems like a simple concept, and the theme seems fairly common, but there’s nothing hugely predictable about the verses; there’s actually a fair bit of wisdom presented, and these ideas are valuable – there’s an element of inspiration to it all. It’s fresh, and a really strong release – “Questions” as a track in itself is worth more than a few listens. One for the long-term hip-hop playlist for certain.