With her debut EP „Break Of Dawn“ the Berlin based Mieke Miami whet the appetite for the now available long player already last October. It’s the beautiful morning serenade “Break of Dawn” itself which opens up this eleven track strong album named “In The Old Forest” ringing in springtime in a augustly levitating manner with Mieke’s sugar-sweet voice. Thereafter the album’s title track takes us by the hand buoyantly and leads us through this wondrous, old forest, which has a multitude of stories to tell. For instance one about a man without shoes (“UFO”), another one about a companionship with a tree (“The Owl”) or the one about a stroll along a sea full of memories (“Bantry Bay”). But most of all these tales recount this special feeling called summer (“August” and “Summer”). The whole LP spreads this subtle serenity which you only witness during this season of the year. Maybe except for “All Over “ and “Radioman”, two songs marching to some kind of a different drummer but in doing so add a pinch of variety in tone and style. Otherwise you could consider yourself to be strictly in the land of bliss by listening to this album.
The band supporting Mieke Miami (Carolina Bigge on drums, Thomas Stieger on bass and guitar and Johannes Saal on keys as well as guitar) creates a sound not only accentuating Mieke’s sophisticated songwriting but stimulating it along the course. For instance, listen to “Fly”. This dreamy piece of pop with a musicall well-versed foundation – from the songwriting to the orchestration and of course the lyrics. In short, “In The Old Forest” simply makes you happy, even on days less warm and less summery.