Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

H.E.R., Erykah Badu, Jorja Smith, Arlo Parks, Daniel Ceasar, Giveon, Nao


Influences

H.E.R., Alex Isley, Amy Winehouse, Giveon, Anderson .Paak, Angele


Unearthed artists we like

Kaiit, Mallrat, WALLACE, Anieszka, Esmé, Maina Doe


Website

www.mariamsawires.com

Bio

Raised in a large family obsessed with music, Egyptian-Australian singer-songwriter, Mariam Sawires has valiantly picked up the talent torch to launch her own career. Together with her formal musical training and classical education in the bank, Sawires took off to travel the world alone, casually listing Berlin, France, Columbia, Japan and more, one of her many homes since 2012. With each new step across the world, Mariam’s journey twisted in a direction unlike the one before, with the impact of each new turn, right or wrong, marked on her personal and professional growth - France was rich with historical and inspiring, but lonely; Berlin a hub of creativity and musicality, but intense and easy to disappear within. Japan, however, was the most centring, spiritual experience she’s had to date. Wherever she settled, she built a new creative hub, workshopping ideas and finessing her sound. Together with her formal musical training and classical education in the bank, Sawires took off to travel the world alone, casually listing Berlin, France, Columbia, Japan and more, one of her many homes since 2012. Her stories have been praised by triple j’s Richard Kingsmill, Unearthed, Double J, FBi Radio, Pilerats, Fashion Journal and BIGSOUND. Now with her feet firmly planted back in Australia, Mariam Sawires is taking to the field she’s known she was always meant for and ready to thrive.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

07 May 2021

Triple J
40

mariam has made this sound so uncluttered and pristine and i fell head over heels for it on first go.

mariam has made this sound so uncluttered and pristine and i fell head over heels for it on first go.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

07 May 2021

Triple J
40

this is the definition of essential listening for anyone with the likes of SZA, Jorja Smith and H.E.R in their regular rotation.

this is the definition of essential listening for anyone with the likes of SZA, Jorja Smith and H.E.R in their regular rotation.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2021

Triple J
40

Bit of a flex from Mariam - she wrote this track while staying in a castle. A mfing castle. No wonder it sounds this queenly and so refined.

Bit of a flex from Mariam - she wrote this track while staying in a castle. A mfing castle. No wonder it sounds this queenly and so refined.