June 2009: A Decade
This month we've got something very special for you good people: a musical and lyrical retrospective on the first 10 years of Viola!
As we're now entering our teens, we decided it's time to sum up everything we've been up to so far in the form we know best: music. Seriously, we may have not made the hugest of waves in the world, but we've enjoyed every second of surfing those tiny ripples our pebbles have created and found ourselves in quite a few amazing situations and experienced an amazing amount of feelings.
Those situations and feelings are now to the best of our ability squeezed into one 7:47 minute musical work. I know our songs always have great lyrics that you should pay attention to, but this time I'd go to the length of saying this: please do not listen to this track without the lyrics (see below) as they are the single most important thing in this song.
After you've enjoyed the story, it's time to go treasure hunting! We will be releasing an annotated version (to some degree) of the lyrics in the near future, but the lyrics, the song and the entire soundscape of this track are filled with tiny references, samples and nods to things from our past. The floor is now yours to try to spot as many as you can. Please go ahead and post your findings in the comments section!
Thanks to everybody for everything up until now! Now that we've looked back, it's time to look forward again. July's song will be an instant summer hit!
ps. Don't forget, we're celebrating the first 10 years of Viola at Club Semifinal in Helsinki this Wednesday (June 3rd). See you all there at 8pm!!!