MARIAM THE BELIEVER
Mariam Wallentin has, for more than 15 years, composed and performed her experimental pop as one half of the duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and now solo as Mariam The Believer. She never shies away from challenging the listener, nor from creating the great melody.
You instantly recognise her vocal, that simultaneously possesses an unbelievable amount of strength and fragile beauty. This, combined with her compositional skills, has made her a sought-after collaborator for a schizophrenic variety of acts like the Swedish big band explosion ‘Fire! Orchestra’, Ben Frost, Deerhoof, St Vincent, Lykke Li and even Leonard Cohen. Just to name a few.
At Northern Winter Beat 24, you can expect to hear new music from her upcoming album ‘Breathing Techniques’. It is (from what we hear) going in a more orchestral direction. Think strings with a modern twist of keyboards and Mariam The Believer’s omnipresent rhythmic pop sensibilities.