…here but not here, SINGLE: ALICIA VIANI – Lonesome For You
Alicia Viani – Alicia Viani LP is available at Bandcamp, SoundCloud.
by Walter Price
It feels as if Alicia Viani has spent a lifetime collecting moments leading up to her stunning recent self-titled LP. 10 tracks that remind me of my childhood living room where Bonnie Raitt, The Carpenters, Joni Mitchell, and the like shared their soft ballads which were always beautiful and heavy on story-lines that felt cinematic. And this album feels like a continuum.
Viani’s tender and sincere vocal delivery backed by a who’s who of brilliant players, this release is this year’s instant folk lovers must-have. And look no further than the first delicate single, “Lonesome For You”, to get you started. It’s a timeless conflict told through this storyteller’s sympathetic and emotional truths.
Where do you go
When your heart is afraid
When the shadow of sorrow
Has hidden you away
I see it in your eyes
You’re here but not here
I’m not trying to hurt you
I’m so lonesome for you
If you’re a fan of Norah Jones, Diana Krall, and /or Laura Marling then add this single to you’re favorite soft-rock playlists. And you can stream both the single and the LP, now at GTC.
Artist photo courtesy of Public Display PR / Cover photo by Amy Castaño
Produced by Amy Speace
Engineered and mixed by Thomm Jutz
Recorded at TJTunes Studio in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering
All songs by Alicia Viani.
Original arrangement of How the Sun Survives by Steve Pool, Noah Axe, Steve Eggers, and Jordan Muller.
Cover photo by Amy Castaño
Alicia Viani: Vocals and guitar
Mark Karwan: Vocal harmonies, acoustic bass, and instrumental arrangement
Thomm Jutz: Guitar and dobro
Amy Speace: Vocal harmonies
Justin Moses: Fiddle and mandolin
Jen Gunderman: Piano and organ
Lynn Williams: Drums and percussion
“I had this memory of people having guitars no matter where we were and how easy it is to share music with people, which speaks to the entire point of why we play songs—to connect and not feel alone.” – A. Viani