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Ones to watch 2018: Miriam

Swedish readers will already be familiar with the name “Miriam Bryant.”

The songstress, born in the Scandinavian nation to a British father and Finnish mother, has already had a string of hits in her home country.

Her unrepentant pop melodies see her wearing her heart on her sleeve as she pours her highs and lows into the catchiest hooks imaginable. Her upbeat sound is beginning to make waves across the water, and 2018 looks to be the year she will be established as one of the hottest new singer and songwriters in the UK and American markets.

The human emotion pours through in Miriam’s most recent release, ‘Rocket.’ With sunshine melodies and catchy pop hooks, it’s no surprise it was recorded on the Greek holiday island of Crete. The song was recorded with her childhood friend, Victor, who the world knows as acclaimed producer NEIKED.

“It was recorded in a summer house we rented. We hadn’t seen each other for a long time because he’s recently had huge success in the UK, so we decided it was time to get together and do some writing. ‘Rocket’ is a breakup song, which I wrote in the end stages of a relationship- before me and my ex actually broke up!”

Miriam didn’t, however, send the song to her now ex-boyfriend; “he wouldn’t have deserved that.”

It’s not the first time Miriam has worked with NEIKED on her music. “I actually wrote my first ever song with Victor in November 2011, in a studio in northern Sweden. Before that, I’d always been writing poetry and one of my biggest passions was scrapbooking. Music and melody writing evolved from that.”

Miriam has no plans for slowing down; she’s currently in the midst of working towards her debut album.

“I’m pretty vision-less at the moment in terms of what I want the album to be like,” she admits. “What happens, happens. Planning too much isn’t always the best idea. These days I think of myself more as a writer first and a singer second. The songs should be first and foremost about the story I want to tell.”

Discover what Miriam thinks is key to being an artist in 2018 in volume 22 of tmrw magazine.

Words by Paige Tracey

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