Mirel Wagner was born in Ethiopia, and grew up in Espoo, Finland. She's 23 years old. A voice and a guitar, no frills, honest like the last recordings of Johnny Cash. Dark themes, yes. Mirel said: "I think it's a bit lazy to say that I make sad music. Of course you might say the lyrics are bizarre or dark. But for me, the songs are first and foremost filled with desire. And there's this hope in them that love overcomes everything. What I find sad is the soulless music that is on the radio most of the time, music that is simply product. If there is no life in it... is this not much sadder than a melancholic song?" Debut album: Mirel Wagner.