Best known as one half of the critically acclaimed Scandinavian pop duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums, Mariam Wallentin has been re-born as Mariam The Believer. An introspective and melancholic creation of forceful pop that characterises Mariam’s vision of hope, of light at the end of a tunnel.
Mariam The Believer | The String of Everything
Amongst the foreboding instrumentation of her debut solo album Blood Donation – released on Moshi Moshi on October 4th, Mariam’s powerful vocals are that light. As she questions on The String Of Everything – ‘Don’t we want to learn something more, reach somewhere new and die someone else?’ – her music is the soundtrack to the eternal struggle, but ultimately joyous and rewarding education of life.
Mariam The Believer | Somewhere Else
Invisible Giving – an epic 7 minutes – is both the first track to be taken from this debut solo album and the first to be written for Blood Donation. ‘I tried to make several songs out of it but it wasn’t how it wanted to be played, the different parts in the song structure needed each other to make sense of it somehow. The song is also a bit about that, how small parts in life are linked and together make a way leading to something – that we should not neglect the tiny things in life that may not seem important at first’.
Mariam The Believer LIVE
Monday, 24 February | 20:00 CET
Privatclub | Skalitzer Straße 85-86 | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg