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Mirah – C’mon Miracle

One of my new favorites is “C’mon Miracle” by Mirah. I was sitting around studying and finally got around to giving this album a try. So, with headphones and laptop at the ready, I dumped all the tracks into Windows Media Player and listened.

During those thirty-five or so minutes, I did about three minutes of real, actual work. I was dumbfounded. Mirah is awesome. Her voice commands attention – it’s like she’s whispering thoughts into your ear that you’re sure you’ve thought at least once in your life. The songwriting is solid; there is no verse-chorus-verse-bridge-whatever humdrum repetition. She really gets creative with the song structures. And then there is the instrumentation: she goes from classical guitar, to piano, to a harp-sounding thing, to grungy guitar, and back again. And there is some Latin influence as well. There’s wasn’t a dull moment on the album.

If you’re looking for a musical reference, think PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Juliana Hatfield, and Tori Amos. Of course this really doesn’t do her justice, but it’s a start.

There’s also an interview with Mirah on The Morning News.

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  • http://www.temptationwaits.com visualsimplicity

    I remember like half a decade ago I was listening to 2 songs, “Gotta Go Home” and “Pollen” by Mirah and absolutely loved it. I didn’t realize she’s had quite a few albums since then and they are sounding pretty good. I never followed up on my admiration of those songs before, maybe I should now. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Laurens

    I live in France and i’ve just discover this new album and Mirah in the same time (which was very hard because she’s totally unknown here). It’s so hard to find artist like this, so natural.
    Thanks for this admirable praise.