Monday, June 29, 2015

Going with the Flow: Enya and "Orinoco Flow"

The random song for today is one you'll recognize. Orinoco Flow is by Enya, the performing name of Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, and is off of her 1989 best selling album Watermark. Enya was a brief member of her family's well known Celtic/New Age band Clannad before going off on her own. She wrote the music for the 1986 BBC television series The Celts before releasing Watermark, which brought her worldwide recognition. Her next album, 1992's Shepherd Moons, won her a Grammy. Her music is distinctive for its layered vocals, folk melodies, synthesized backdrops and an ethereal quality of reverberation.