Rachel Sermanni (born 7 November 1991) is a "folk-noir" artist from Strathspey, Scotland. Active since 2010, she has produced two studio albums as well as a live album and a number of extended plays, primarily under the equally Scottish indie label Middle Of Nowhere. note She is known for her sparse and moody sound, smoky voice and bizarre, fairy-tale imagery in her lyrics, which are apparently inspired by her own dreams.
Her first album, Under Mountains, is much folkier than the second, ''Tied To The Moon,'' which has more of a rock flavor.
This creator's work has examples of:
- Deadpan Snarker: Shows shades of this in concerts.
- Does Not Like Shoes: In some of her music videos and press releases, as well as gigs.
- Ominous Fog: A whole song about it: The Fog.
- Although this fog could be interpreted as a visualization of a gradual loss of control.
- Re-release the Song: The EPs The Boathouse Sessions and Everything Changes share two tracks: Black Hole and Two Birds.
- Scary Musician, Harmless Music: Inverted. She has quite a quiet and polite stage presence between songs, but her music can be quite disturbing.
- Spooky Painting: The cover of Under Mountains sports a bed with a facean eyeless one at that. Oh, and the hills have eyes.
- Surreal Horror: A common theme in her music.
"Under skies of pressing sky upon my dress,
- The Fog.
"Watch it turn from white to red under the bone clean moon,
"I am clinging to this burning, shaking bed..."
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: Even though all of Under Mountains is quite folksy and gentle, the last song (or second-to-last on the vinyl edition), Song To A Fox, is even softer, resulting in an eerie, whispery atmosphere.