Hear Mariam the Believer’s bright art-folk song “Home”

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Mariam the Believer

Mariam Wallentin, better known as Mariam the Believer, has performed as a member of Wildbirds & Peacedrums as well as with the jazz collective Fire! Orchestra, in addition to collaborating with Feist, Adrienne Lenker, Lykke Li, and other artists. On October 4, she releases her third solo record, Breathing Techniques, via Repeat Until Death. And today, she’s released a new single, “Home.” It’s an intricate art folk track that features a swirl of guitar arpeggios and a rollicking rhythm, as well as an an arrangement that gradually grows richer and more elaborate. It’s a bright and gorgeous track that contains myriad, fascinating subtleties. Hear it below.

Wallentin said of “Home,” “the song was recorded a few years back close to my house on the north Swedish west coast. While pregnant with my second child and at the same time attending a Kundalini teacher training course (both being in person meetings in Berlin and mostly online due to the covid) my feelings of what a home is or can be slowly changed form for the first time in my adult life. Maybe because of the actual smallness of the distances I experienced, the place I lived in, far off in the countryside and far from any big cities, but still being so close to my creative process. And doing breath work with people from other countries online but still hearing each other breathe. And all while my own body was acting as a home to someone. ‘Home’ was not only music and singing, a big palette of a world to travel and meet and experience, but also an actual place where I had chosen to stay for a little while, far away but still so near. A house, a chosen family, a body. A home is to feel safe.”

Mariam the Believer album cover

Mariam the Believer Breathing Techniques tracklist:

1. Both Arms
2. Home
3. Misty
4. A Heart
5. Breathing Techniques
6. Tiny Animals
7. Dreams
8. Highest Peak

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