Sienná – Roots, Relationships and No Regrets
With a vastly multicultural background, electro avant-garde nu-jazz phenomenon Sienná have roots spreading from Europe to Japan.
Frontlady Sienná hails from Kyoto, Japan. While her self perception is not that of a typical Kyoto-born person, she finds that her home town and it’s local culture plays a big role in her music, from composition to delivery. This combines with her memories, feelings and views as a person who now resides in Norway, where she met band mates Hallvard and Fredrik. She hasn’t forgotten where she comes from, especially after recent events in Fukushima:
”Something unpredictable should not happen but it constantly does, otherwise we would live in a problem free world. I wonder why are we dealing with the invisible monster like nuclear power while we have good enough alternatives that we can make use of?”
Indeed, the bands music, while about various subjects, has an undercurrent of critique on environmental issues worldwide. Vast soundcapes expose poignancy of thought while maintaining a light-hearted outlook – Sienná says that though there are issues in the world, good relationships (such as the friendship the band members have) and reminders that life is a gift mean you should have no regrets and must stay upbeat:
”I was very close to the terror site in Oslo in 2011, walking through 15 minutes before the explosion on that day. It was confirmation that we all have a very limited time in life and not enough time to focus on negative things.”
The band bring those positive vibes to the UK in May, including a showcase at Brighton’s prestigious Great Escape Festival, after releasing the new single ’Gion’ on Monday 5th May.
New single ‘Gion’ is release on Monday 5th May 2014. Check out the video below:
Join Sienná at one of the following live shows in May 2014
07TH May London Dublin Castle
09th May (Day) Brighton The Great Escape
09th May (Eve) Bridport Electric Palace
10th May Totnes South Devon Arts Centre