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Ever since the advent of Cold Specks, a new form of dark soul – or doom soul, as she likes to put it – has sparked my interest, and the latest one I found was Mirel Wagner. This Ethiopean born – Finland raised singer has been around for a while; her album ‘Bon Voyage’ came out in October last year, and I hope to hear more from this dark and broody monster.

‘To The Bone’ opens the album, and is actually one of the first songs she ever wrote. It has all the elements of a perfect David Lynch soundtrack: dark discomforting lyrics, a broody voice, minimal guitar and images that look like they were shot by a psychopath:

via La Blogothèque


First commenter on Youtube kind of sums it up for this simple, intimate, beautiful James Blake cover by London based Kwabena Adjepong a.k.a. Kwabs :