A storyteller that’s introducing us to a new era.
It may not be the most common label for a musician but it is the one we believe best
The diversity of her sounds and the personal touch of her lyrics are a few of the elements that make the young Eritrean born, Amsterdam raised and now London based artist one of the most particular singer-songwriters of our times. Her sounds and visuals delve into stories, intimate stories that share her personal struggles, her discrete confidence, and her cultural experiences.
It is often said that music is one of the most efficient forms of escapism, that it allows us to
forget about our surroundings, however, when listening to any of Rimon’s work, from her
debut single “Grace” to her latest live set of “Never learned how to cope + Feed me” one
can’t help but disagree with this idea.
The beauty of her music relies on the way in which it allows us to connect to reality, and to
pay attention to our surroundings. The stories she tells, as intimate as they are, always touch
on topics that we can often relate to and reflect upon. Whether she’s expressing her poetic
vision of heartbreaks and self-growth or sharing her perspective on our difficult relationship
with technology she succeeds to create songs that are hard to detach from.
If you’re familiar with her work you already know that this difficulty doesn’t only result from
the beautiful lyricism but from the composition and presentation of her projects as a whole.
Listening to her songs is a captivating process; it starts by absorbing her innovative sounds
and vocals, it continues by noticing the expressionism in her lyrics and ends with admiring
her strong performances and unique visuals. Her latest project which premiered on January
15th for the Eurosonic festival is the perfect representation of this.
The collaboration with Belgian video artists Bleu Nuit filmed inside the Pavillion de Passion
Humains captures the perfect balance of minimalism and eccentricity one can feel through
her music. The chosen colour scheme, the costumes worn, and the visuals created depict the
‘new era’ Rimon wants us to experience. An era that is undoubtedly characterised by the
fashion scene, the stylistic choices complement the beautiful visuals with designs from incredible fashion labels such as; Mugler and Ambush with its strong conceptual pieces and Angostura and Julia Garcia Rubio with abstract-centered jewellery. These choices maximise the immersive experience of the live set and accompany us through the transitions between the songs and their meaning. Showing the strong contrast yet complex link between the two presented songs teasing her upcoming EP ‘Digital Tears’.
This live set which was awarded with the Music Moves Europe Award managed to create a
scenario that captivates us into Rimon’s world, one that allows us to peek into her stories and
go through the unexpected musical and creative shifts that characterise her approach to
If you’re ready for Rimon’s new era here’s a first look into it :
Words by Chiara Ferrai