Why do you call yourself Viva Miró?
Viva means “long live” and Miró is the name of a famous Spanish artist, whose colorful paintings we all find very fascinating. We like the phonetic combination of the two words Viva Miró and the thought of a union between art and music.
Do you write your own songs?
We write our own music in Viva Miró – we call it atmospheric art-pop. A creative mix of melancholic pop, rock, and jazz with classically inspired piano and lots of choir!
What are your songs about?
Our music flows freely in sensuous worlds, telling stories about love, life’s haste, and all the unspoken in between.
When and how did you start making music?
We’ve been playing music together since elementary school and at the time we went to high school we founded Viva Miró. Our friendship and the joy of creating music have always kept us together.
Who are you most influenced by?
We find inspiration in lots of different things. We worship Bon Iver’s distinctive sound, the Danish group Mew for their melodious choir and untypical time signatures, and Tina Dickow’s beautiful melodies. We value classical music especially Debussy and Chopin’s preludes. Great jazz idols as Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday have also had their impact on us.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve worked with so far?
We love working together with the talented singer-songwriter Christoffer Møller.
Any artists you’d like to work with in the future?
It would be awesome to work together with some of the idols we mentioned earlier – Bon Iver, Tina Dickow or Mew!
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
After numerous gigs we are now experts in managing heavy drum kits, giant bass boosters etc. even though we’re girls. We’ve also learned to appreciate the charm of typical backstage rooms: nasty toilets with the seat left up, old cigarettes and beer cans everywhere, and gross, sticky furniture, yummy.
What should your fans look forward too in the future?
New recordings, hopefully an EP, and lots of concerts. We can’t wait to share with you!
Check them out on facebook here and SoundCloud here