Music Monday; Mama by Myriam Semaan
This week for Music Monday we chose to go with an original rather than a cover because it really got to us.
When I was going through the videos on the Music Monday dedicated hashtag, I started listening to Myriam’s song and could not recognize what it was but it was touching on both the auditory and visual levels. So, I jumped to the caption and the mystery was solved, bringing a tear to my eye.
Myriam had written the song for her mother on her birthday because she wanted “the whole world to see how much I’m grateful for having her as my mum” and she called the song “Mama.”
Myriam is a 17 year old student who enjoys singing, playing instruments, watching series and playing video games. She revealed to us that she’s been playing the piano and singing with her mother since she was 8 without having been professionally taught. She relies on her “musical ear” and cannot read notes.
When asked about her musical inspirations, Myriam mentioned Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish as her “idols.”