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Heaven Sent Delinquent By Shawna Virago Gets The Angst Just Right

19 Jul










Heaven Sent Delinquent by Shawna Virago gets the tone of angst just right in her music video. With a standout lyric of “cast my prayer to the wind”, the tone of religious rebellion is throughout. Watching the video, Shawna Virago’s creative direction excels mixing the perspective of her in her car on the road and her facing the camera making a stance. Mixed in with close up shots of her playing the guitar and the shakey camera, there is a tone of DIY realness that viewers will appreciate. I like that while watching the video, we aren’t watching cast actors or wannabes, we are seeing Shawna Virago, which makes it even better. Musically, Virago’s instrumental choices are strong with the guitar tones being intentional and full of angst, rock, and determination. Soft backup vocals make cameos in the background, light drums, and even the harmonica add even more to diversify the already unique sound she delivers.

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Shawna Virago Pioneers With Latest Single Heaven Sent Delinquent

6 Jun










Shawna Virago has pioneered and showed us she channels her strength through her music. With Heaven Sent Delinquent, the single talks about escape and how sometimes you have to blaze through to grow. Lyrics such as “I would have stayed but I had too much pride” carries more weight than a typical song. Guitar instrumentals open up the song just enough with rock that you can sense the angst, but not too heavy so that it gets out of the genre of easy listening. Virago prides herself on performing since the early 1990s, an era before social media and Instagram followers. Just raw, real music. The most organic a musician can get. The themes of storytelling and Americana run through the single and will have listeners closing their eyes envisioning the images that she creates with her lyrics.

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Shawna Virago Transforms With Her Track Tranimal

15 Jul

Combine the edginess of Blondie and the attitude of Joan Jett, and you’ve got Shawna Virgo. Virgo makes several statements throughout her songwriting that are in your face and bold. Reflecting on history and society and having a raw and bare musical arrangement seem to be at the forefront of Virgo’s vision within the music video for Tranimal. For first time listeners, while this particular track is intense, Virago demonstrates her range in other tracks online such as Late Night Sugar. From making statements about society throughout history , the term Tranimal , and transgender identity, Virago gives listeners many things to think about. Shawna Virgo makes her presence known and has let the music world she’s going to do it her way.

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Shawna Virago Delivers Strong Messages With Punk Twists In Heaven Sent Delinquent

13 Apr

Shawna Virago dazzles the music scene with her newest album Heaven Sent Delinquent. Combining visual storytelling with singing about emotions, Virago does an amazing job of painting pictures within the tracks on this album. Drawing inspiration from typical folk sound, Virago spins it into a world of her own. Also, deep within her music lies the themes of punk rebels, stories of the queer and transgender community, and pioneers of society. Overall the album takes the listener through a ride of journey as they listen to stories of love, adventure, and reflections. In conclusion, Virago crafts a sound that’s a perfect blend of new age Americana, folk, and punk into one album.

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