Song Review: Wren Fione Shows Us What "Calm Rage" Sounds Like
Whoa! If you haven’t heard the latest from Wren Fione, then go do that. Her latest single, “Calm Rage” sent shivers down my spine when I first heard it. The raw intensity of the lyrics paired with the cinematic style of production immediately flooded my mind with images that should be found only in a Hollywood thriller. Visions of dark forests saturated with a heavy, humid air. A viper, beautiful and seductive, emerging from the fog, slithering with hypnotizing presence towards the source of the voice singing through the trees. Needless to say, I really hope Wren Fione comes out with a music video for this song. Until then, the listener is left to imagine the fearful scene in their own imagination and possibly even nightmares.
Sonically, the song is densely packed with instrumentals and background vocals that reinforce the vivid images the lyrics introduce. The song begins with the notes of an ethereal voice singing an angelic warning to all who listen. However, chains clattering against the cold ground soon replace the voice of caution. Feelings of being trapped and chained down accompany the music. Inspired by those who feel constrained by an abusive relationship, Wren Fione illustrates that feeling of the calm before the devastating storm that many struggle through. She describes this as, “the unpredictable rage that some people have, and that eerie calm that they can possess right before something completely sets them off.”
Wren Fione should score a movie. Until she does that though, be aware that she’s got a couple shows coming up in August, so don’t miss them! If you can’t make it, be sure to check out her other tunes on Spotify, Apple Music, or whatever your preferred way to listen. Also, be sure to follow her on Facebook so you can catch her next show!