The best way to hear a new album is on a road trip. Or, barring that, a midnight drive. In circles if necessary. Nothing beats hearing a melody pushing your mind and a beat pulse through you while driving down the highway. Lyrics hit you in a space where you can hear them ; you’re locked in to get the message.
Now, the video for track one of Vienna Teng’s new album AIMS, “Level Up,” is great and moving.