We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Myriam Cavalli. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Myriam below.
Alright, Myriam thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. What’s been the most meaningful project you’ve worked on?
Each one of them has a story to tell and wants to send a clear message to who’s listening. The lyrics of my fist song ‘My Eyes’ came from my own reflection about the importance of eyes. They allow us to experience good and bad things in life: the face of a lover, a new breathtaking place, all the memories we’ve collected in the years.
‘Big Space’ was about Body Positivity & Self Love. ‘Vicious Circle’ was about toxic relationships. ‘Just a Dance’ refers to girls power.
Then there is my last born ‘Somewhere’ in collaboration with SigneChor Vybez.
I was in one of the most unhappy moments of my life and in real need of creating new material to reflect my feelings and this project came out of nowhere just at the perfect time.
I still remember the day SigneChor Vybez (who wrote the song) called to ask me to be the voice of the project. It felt so rushed and yet so right. At the time we didn’t know each other at all, as we only had a brief chat on Facebook, however, we both felt connected in terms of genre, style and creative choices so we decided to go ahead.
In the weeks after that, we worked on the song fully. We started by adjusting the lyrics, creating suitable vocals and agreeing on the meaning of the song and it is crazy to think that everything was done remotely by two creatives who never met.
I was recording vocals in my own studio in London while being on a call with SigneChor Vybez, who was working on the music in his studio in Africa.
The whole process was intense and that allowed us to have ‘Somewhere’ ready in only a month.
Our goal was to create a high quality piece so we then worked on adjusting a few things here and there. We decided to add the violin, kindly played by my friend Martin Ash, we changed the title from the initial ‘Damaged’ to ‘Show Me Where’ and to the final ‘Somewhere’ and improved little things with both vocals-harmonies and instruments.
‘Somewhere’ was released on the 22 July 2022 and we couldn’t be prouder of the result.
Its strong message really kept us on going to achieve the best product we could have possibly produced.
‘Somewhere’ isn’t another love song, no. Somewhere is about Failures and Successes.
It is a reminder of how real life feels like with all its struggles.
Sometimes, we forget to look back, to celebrate how far we went in just 5 years and to recognise all the goals we accomplished in this time. For example, how many things happened in your life in only 5 years and how much have you changed?
I discovered I changed a lot, mentally, physically and professionally. My relationships changed with me, my house too and that is fine because it means we grew up, we improved, we moved.
However, I strongly think we should never forget from where we started and how much we struggled and suffer to be where and who we are today.
Failure is success in process. It is part of success and not the opposite and it is good to remember that, especially when we live in a society that makes us compare constantly with people that seem to have a success after another. It’s good to remember that our time will come too soon or later and we just need to keep holding on and keep fighting for a little longer. ‘Somewhere’ is for all warriors and fighters out there to remind them they are strong and they will succeed one day.
‘Somewhere’ is to remind that behind every success there are years of struggles and failures that we may not know about, therefore, we should try as much as possible to be kind, be sensible with others and to respect each story.
Obviously, this is reflected perfectly in the Music Video which will be out this month.
Check Myriam’s socials for the link
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
Myriam Cavalli is an Italian-Londoner Artist. She is a Triple Threat Performer (acting, singing, dancing), songwriter, model, vocal coach and creative who has taken on the spotlight from a very young age by performing for many Italian shows.
She moved to London at the age of 17 and graduated in Musical Theatre at LCM.
In 2019, Myriam launched her career as an independent artist and her music has reached more than 150K listeners all over the world.
She has experience On Stage as Lead Vocalist, Dance Captain and Actor for productions as Anything Goes Off-West End, TUI Ibiza and My Fair Lady, in which she played the lead role of Eliza Doolittle.
2020 marks Myriam’s West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios.
She has also worked Backstage as Special Effects Make-up Artist, Stage Manager and Assistant Director for both Films and Theatre Productions.
Myriam is a very friendly, energetic and determined performer and vocal coach with a positive, multi-tasking attitude and able to cover any genre from Pop-Rock to Musical Theatre, following mostly the Estill Voice Method.
She is currently also teaching at City Academy, Dance&Art and Privately so if singing is your dream and would like to know more, get in touch with her on Instagram @MyriamCavalli (https://www.instagram.com/myriamcavalli/ )
Is there something you think non-creatives will struggle to understand about your journey as a creative? Maybe you can provide some insight – you never know who might benefit from the enlightenment.
Hands forward, here: my answer will reflect all artists’ journeys, not just mine. I think most non-creatives underestimate our Work.
They forget musicians probably started studying music when very young and under the pressure of probably 3 exams per day. They forget that talent can be nothing without lessons and lessons take time, money and energies.
I started taking lessons when I was ‘old’, I was 11 y/o. Every lesson was 1h long and took me and my parents 1h travel just to get there, the nearest place and sometimes more. They used to drive all across Italy to bring me to important competitions and help me improve. I remember, I used to bring my homework with me just in case I needed to wait for a long time for them to come and collect me after work. I did study in my dance school waiting room most of the time, sometimes in the building stairs too. I really cared about being a good student.
When I was only 14y/o, I started travelling alone to Rome every month for years, just to study with the best teachers in Italy, to network and to perform in front of personalities, that made me miss school a little and when I started to travel to London to audition for College, a few teachers were worried and that reflected slightly in my final grade. Sacrifices.
My parents really supported my dreams and they did everything they could to help me.
Supporting a creative is a number 1 thing for every creative. It can be a very hard industry and we need these people to help us continue when we forget to believe in ourselves.
I’m currently still taking lessons and I pay more 60 pounds for 1h lesson and sometimes it takes me half a day to get there.
Lessons, rehearsals, equipment as lights, microphones, instruments, studios. All these things need money, time and energies. So if you are a non-creative who loves music, remember that the final performance, the final song, the final project you are able to enjoy is the 2% of a creative job the rest is invisible but essential.
For you, what’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative?
Being an artist is hard as hell but it is genuinely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The most rewarding aspect of being an artist for me is literally, being creative.
Being able to use my imagination freely to bring new ideas to life from lyrics to sounds, make ups, costumes and even designs.
It’s being able to stick to my inner child, to see the good in everything and to transform my daily experiences into artworks that stay in the years.
It’s being able to transfer my messages, my point of view and my emotions to others and sometimes to have an impact on them.
As artists, we are powerful – even if most of the time we don’t feel so.
Our voices are louder and we can help the society realise. Our music can leave a sign in someone’s life. Our emotions are shared with everyone around us. We force ourselves to be open, to be vulnerable and to be stronger every time.
We are sensible and once a lady told me: ‘Artists are the closest thing to magic on Earth’ and that made me suddenly so proud.
- Website: https://myriamcavalli.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myriamcavalli/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyriamCavalli/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGAwwnTebPSqZbvh-lfaemg?view_as=subscriber
- Other: TikTok: https://in.tiktok.com/@myriam…cavalli
Ph: Lorenzo Bruno