Our city is known for big, brash blues and boundary-pushing indie rock--so we were pleasantly surprised by the light, fresh sound behind the new album from Via Tania and The Tomorrow Music Orchestra.
Via Tania is Tania Bowers, an Australian-born singer who lives and records music in Chicago part-time. Her latest tracks sound a bit like the second coming of Enya--but with real instruments.
Bowers’ voice is ethereal and pure; she never hurries. On songs like “I See You Tiger” and “In the Air,” she meanders through tranquil, spare and sometimes playful arrangements backed by strings, woodwinds and brass.
Queue it up on your stereo for a warm afternoon at home with the windows thrown open.