Volume 96, Issue 61
Friday, January 17, 2003

Search the Archives:

HOME
PHOTO GALLERY

COMICS
SUBMIT LETTER
CONTESTS
ADVERTISING
VOLUNTEERS
ABOUT US
ARCHIVES
LINKS



CD REVIEW: Vivian Green
A Story of heartbreak

Vivian Green
A Love Story
Sony

RUNDOWN: Vivian Green is a woman who has spent her entire life surrounded by music, even learning the stories in the Bible through lyrical renditions sung by her mother. At the age of 19, Green became a back-up singer for Jill Scott, and later branched off to make her own mark on the music industry. All of Green's lyrics draw from life experience. Green deems A Love Story to be an album "about a love I lost, a love I gained and all the feelings I experienced while recording the album, both positive and negative."

KEY TRACKS: "24 Hour Blue (Just One of Those Days)" is a song that begins the journey of heartbreak. "No Sittin' By the Phone" has a nightclub ambiance, with piano accompaniment and mellow drums. In "Affected," Green asserts her newfound strength, speaking to the confidence of one who has completely gotten over a past longing.

SOUNDS LIKE: Green's music varies greatly: some songs have a repetitious, chanting quality, others have an R&B feel and several sound like they were derived from her experiences working in nightclubs. The music resonates with the impressions of an artist who has lived a fascinating life. She has experienced every aspect of being human, and blends her knowledge into the lyrics and melodies. Vivian Green: A Love Story definitely has a song for every mood.

–Beth Hunwicks

MORE A&E HEADLINES

Contact The Arts and Entertainment Department

2002 THE GAZETTE