A two year old banger that sounds just as fresh today.
The passage of time is a curious thing.
Two years ago, Swedish songstress Miriam Bryant released a song called ‘Black Car.’. It went 5x platinum, peaked at the #2 position in the Swedish chart during its 9-week run in the Top 10 and won Song of the Year and the prestigious P3 Guld awards.
Now, Miriam is bringing ‘Black Car,’ as sharp and as cold as the edge of the knife, to the UK after signing a record deal with Warner Bros.
Speaking about the new-old single Miriam says; ‘Black Car represents the place we met – the club we always go back to and where we had our first kiss. It’s the moment when you look at me like nobody has ever looked at me before, and the moment you know you’re in love. But it’s also the arguments, the passion, the tears. It’s when you’ve given up but you don’t want to leave. It’s the realisation that nothing is forever.’
We at tmrw are no strangers to Miriam of course. We featured her as part of our Ones to Watch 2018, so you should really listen to us.
The newly-released video for the track that dropped today (March 2nd) is a stylish, noir-influenced affair that sees Bryant become slowly covered in what looks like black tar. That must be a bugger to get off in the shower.
The visual for the track was directed by Oscar Sansom (who’s done other stuff for Biffy Clyro and The Amazons) for the Forrest In Black. Miriam says the visual has ‘rich, striking and often surreal imagery which reflects the emotional turbulence of the lyrics.’
That and she also looks like a pretty amazing pop star lounging about seductively in a bath of black water, right?
Watch the video for ‘Black Car’ below, and get into Miriam Bryant.
Words by HQ