11 Songs, 46 Minutes


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

30 Ratings

30 Ratings



The song is a piece of artwork. Vienna Teng is one to watch.



I don't love this album QUITE as much as her debut album, but Vienna Teng is still an unbelievably stellar musician. Her songwriting style is mature and her poetry is eloquent. In the realm of popular music these days, there is very rarely anything that I would genuinely term interestingly musical (is everybody else as sick of the I-IV-V-I chord progression as I am?), but Vienna Teng creates an interesting, unique, organic sound which is very good for the creative mind. When I am working on my latest novel, it's Vienna I turn to for inspiration or even just background noise (though it's actually quite hard to tune her out, as engaging as her lyrics are, and as unexpected as her melodies often prove to be). This is a definite must-have for any true music lover's collection.

Truly Amazing!


I fell in love with Vienna's music in 2006 when I first heard Gravity and it touched my soul. I became Facebook friends with her and one day this year, I checked my messages, and she had personally invited me and my wife to see her perform live in Ann Arbor MI at The Ark. Of course we went and we also had the pleasure of hearing Theo Katzman perform live as well, he is now my wifes favorite artist :). Vienna took our breath away, she was absolutely amazing! We were fortunate to be able to meet her after the show and took pictures with her. That night, we fell in love with her as a person as well, she was so kind and gracious and she gave me a big hug. Truly a night we will never forget. Thank you Vienna, we love you dear! ~Steve & Tracy V.

About Vienna Teng

Reaching the national spotlight at the end of 2002, pianist Vienna Teng had been an important part of the California singer/songwriter scene for a few years before then. A pianist since the age of five, Teng took piano lessons before moving on to improvisation. Writing feverishly throughout her youth, she eventually had a full album's worth of instrumentals by the age of 16. Going to Stanford to further her education, she released an EP while going to school and recorded most of Waking Hour before she graduated. After releasing the record independently and taking it on the road with her, she scored an agreement with Virt Records and got national distribution in the fall of 2002. Comprised of many intimate songs that detailed the issues of a young adult, her music fell between the uptempo approach of Ben Folds and the theatrical chamber pop of Rufus Wainwright. She followed up in early 2004 with the matured and critically acclaimed effort Warm Strangers, which charted on three separate Billboard charts. Touring with musicians like Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin over the years, Teng next hooked up with producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux) for her next album, Dreaming Through the Noise, issued in July 2006. That summer, she began to tour with Duncan Sheik and continued a heavy concert schedule throughout 2007. After relocating from California to New York City in 2008, Teng began work on her fourth full-length album, Inland Territory, which was released on Zoë/Rounder in 2009. ~ Bradley Torreano

    San Francisco, CA
  • BORN
    October, 1978



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