With a voice from heaven and songs from the heart, Miriam Bryant has quickly made herself a name. We met her after a magical show at Bråvalla Festival to talk about her relation to the debut album Raised in Rain, summer, and style.
It was an amazing show, Miriam says. There were a lot of people there, and both the atmosphere and the audience were fantastic. Everybody sang along to Push Play!
What is your relation to music festivals?
– I’m not really the festival type, though sometimes I think I am. I was a volunteer at Arvika Festival two years in a row, which was a lot of fun. I’ve also been to Hultsfred Festival and Way Out West. I especially remember when I saw The Killers at Hultsfred, which was unbelievable.
Earlier this spring Miriam Bryant released her debut album Raised in Rain, which has been praised by both critics and fans. The newspaper Expressen named her the most promising debutant of the year, and she has been compared to singer Adele a numerous of times. Miriam herself is satisfied with the response, but says she appreciates when people have different views.
– I think the reception has been great! Though, It’s always exciting to hear what other people think about my music, especially when they don’t think alike.
Have your own relation to the album changed since the release?
– Definitely. Most of the things I’ve been writing about are water under the bridges by now, they were much more relevant before. That said, some songs has grown on me. Having played them live for a while, I try to make them more interesting by adding new meaning to them.
How do you prepare yourself before a show?
– To play live is the best thing I know! Although it’s a joy mingled with terror. I try to relax and think about what I want to communicate on stage, both with the songs and in between. I also prepare with a cough drop, and a cup of tea.
Besides her soulful voice, Miriam has also made herself known for her style, with boots, her long dark hair parted in the middle, and rings on pretty much every finger. But on stage, function trumphs fashion.
– I put on something that I feel comfortable in. It’s important to feel good about yourself, especially when you’re on stage. But I love rings and boots.
What are your plans for the summer?
– My main focus will be on the summer tour and all my shows. There will be some travels to the US, Germany, and Norway, among other places. It will be a busy, but fantastic summer for sure.
Do you have any other thoughts about the future that you can share with us?
– I want to continue with what I do, write more music and hopefully develop. There are so many exciting things I want to do – and will do!