This Vermont pianist, teacher and singer/songwriter is committed to exploring humanness through music. Siena Facciolo’s lyrics reflect a desire to explore, to become more raw, and more open, with her listeners. Music is meaningful when it is shared, so listening to this album enriches the music itself, as a collaboration between audience and performer. She is currently writing new songs, studying piano and music theory in college, and performing with Chris Palace and Jordan Rabinowitz, her drummer and bassist, in Rochester, NY and the Northeast.
Her emotional, heartfelt voice touches your soul and lets you roam through your past memories in this moving first album full of poignant songs. The best way to describe her voice is Janis Joplin meets Amy Winehouse.
The album starts with "Dear House". You are greeted with heartfelt, emotionally resonant vocals and piano. The song is deeply dynamic as it progresses. Additional atmospheric elements are layered in the song.
"House in a Field" certainly has it moments. You can make the argument that whatever is adding the white noise was a little too prominent. "Morning" can change emotion within a couple of seconds. It goes from upbeat, exuberant happiness to still melancholy.
I love that every single song on the album was recorded completely live, in real time, with all the musicians in the same room, even the vocal tracks. I feel the strongest song on the album is “We Cry” where Facciolo’s smoky voice blends so well with the piano chords creating great music. "Love Me Right" contains a very soulful vocal performance while "Meteor" and "Bittersweet" felt a little more subdued in comparison. "Dragon", "Phish Food" and "All of These Years" are solid songs as well.
Facciolo gives an authentic experience to the listener and the energy between performers comes through clearly. That kind of dedication and work shows how passionate these artists are to show their authenticity. Facciolo wants to show her true self on this album and it shows.
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