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Review: “Friend of the Family” - Liv Miraldi

As a child of divorce, it's not often that I get to hear songs about the end of a marriage. And it's also interesting to hear these songs from the perspective of the child. "Friend of the Family" is the latest single by singer and songwriter Liv Miraldi. It’s an emotional reflection of an affair from the child's point-of-view, and brought plenty of tears to my eyes. I think Miraldi’s writing is truly exceptional, and there are plenty of beautiful lyrics presented. One I especially like is the lyric, “No she's not a friend of the family / She f*cked up the family / Now it's gone.” Stunning work, this song truly tugged at my heartstrings.

I think Miraldi has an incredibly soft-spoken voice. Yet, it still holds a lot of strength and power as she pushes through the chorus. You can truly hear every ounce of emotion in her voice, which I appreciate. I always worry about sad songs not being able to display the artist's emotions well. However, I think it sounded perfect with this song. I think Miraldi has a vocal style very similar to artists like GAYLE, Johnny Orlando, and Tinashe. She’s even gotten to write songs for them!

Liv Miraldi is an LA-based singer and songwriter who has been releasing music since 2017, with the release of her debut single “Undertow.” Today, she is most well-known for her popular hits, “Wingwoman” and “Same People.” She got herself involved in music from a very young age, where she would begin writing songs at the age of 7. Miraldi would go on to attend private Arts schools to hone in on her craft. And clearly, all her hard work is finally paying off. With an average of 34,500 monthly listeners on Spotify, Miraldi is working her way up the ladder and making herself known. So, go stream “Friend of the Family,” and allow yourself to get lost in her emotional writing.

Written By Isabel Mays



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