Juliane Werding: calm before the storm
on December 4, 2008 | 16:28
Anyone who still associates pop music with the name “Juliane Werding” has yet to hear the new album by the successful German singer. His first single from 1972, “The Day Conny Kramer Died,” should still ring in the ears of many. Now, 35 years and 21 albums later, the Essen native has matured not only visually, but also musically. “Juliane Werding” is now synonymous with stunning atmospheric music that can’t really be assigned to any genre. Wander between ballad, rock, and pop – electronic sounds can be found on this record, as well as an exceptional piano solo.
With its varied sounds, Juliane once again manages to completely captivate the listener. Above all, you want to listen to the disc without being disturbed by anyone. “Calm before the storm” is far from being mere entertainment, and not very suitable for listening while listening. The stories that Mrs. Werding tells us while singing deserve our full attention. Because the demanding and sophisticated lyrics are another feature of the album. They are mostly gloomy, but at the same time incredibly moving and empathetic. Thematically, we find many everyday things here, but sometimes we also travel to a world full of myths and secrets.
The first single, “Haus überm Meer”, has been in stores since November last year and is compelling for its goosebumps factor.
“Ruhe vor dem Sturm” is undoubtedly one of Juliane Werding’s best albums and, like its predecessors, it will hit the German charts. In February and March the singer will tour Germany with her new work and, together with her band, they will immerse the concert halls in a gigantic environment.