Artist: Rachel Sermanni
Album: Under Mountains
Label: Middle Of Nowhere Records
Earlier this year Rachel Sermanni won over music fans and critics with her EP Black Currants and this week she is back with her debut album Under Mountains.
And the singer-songwriter has delivered a fantastic album as she shows that she is a real musical talent that everyone should be very excited about.
Breathe Easy is the first track on the record and it is an atmospheric bass driven song that shows off the lower range of Sermanni’s enchanting voice.
Throughout the entire album production is kept to a minimum - which is a blast of fresh air in the over produced and heavily mastered industry - as her vocals and her song-writing are allowed to take centre stage.
The solo bass at the beginning of Breathe Easy introduces us to just one of the beautiful instruments that are on hand to support and further enhance Sermanni’s vocal.
The Fog is the first single off the album and it is one of the darker tracks as Sermanni creates a really haunting ambience from start to finish.
Throughout the album Sermanni has a real richness to her vocal but with The Fog she shows that the lower range of her vocal is as powerful and enchanting as the top end.
The richness of that lower range really does create an atmosphere on The Fog and throw in the strings and you have a track like no other on the album.
Sleep is another highlight as it is an acoustic lullaby that is driven by Sermanni’s vocal and her guitar playing and her sweet melodies really are beautiful.
Bone and Waltz show off the folkier side to Sermanni’s music and they two are a couple of little gems.
There is a real simplicity to Under Mountains which gives the album and the songs on it a real purity and Rachel Sermanni is a great addition to the British folk scene.
Under Mountains is an eclectic mix of tracks that shows off Sermanni’s talents as a singer, musician and song-writer.
Rachel Sermanni has developed an album that should be celebrated and she is a singer that we should all be keeping an eye on.
Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw