Mirel Wagner (born 3 December 1987) is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She was born in Ethiopia and raised in Espoo, Finland.
Wagner makes ominous blues folk stripped bare. Her stories are filled with themes of death, self-destruction, sin, deep lakes and dark woods. The soundscape of Mirel’s quiet singing and a single acoustic guitar is wonderfully bare and intensive. Wagner has no doubt been influenced by Hope Sandoval, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, but doesn’t sound exactly like any of them.
"Songwriting can hardly be more minimalistic, no-frills, more…
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