Through the telling of her own stories and of those not so easily heard, RIMON is one of the most exceptionally empowering artists that has come around for a while. After the Amsterdam based singer-songwriter released her debut EP BBYGIRL FOCU$ last month, we caught up with her to find out a little more about what does (and doesn’t) make her tick.

Seemingly out of nowhere, without any introduction, Eritrean born but Amsterdam based RIMON arrived early 2018 with ‘Grace’. Packed with a rare sophisticated confidence, the track, and it’s accompanying Soul Train inspired video, was the perfect introduction to the 21-year old artist. Her music is inspired by her own life – the struggles she experienced as a refugee (having fled Eritrea with her mother when she was a toddler), growing up as a foreigner within Dutch culture, being inspired by the Amsterdam underground music scene and her personal stories of falling in and out of love.

As a result, RIMON’s voice is one of the most exceptionally empowering that has come around for a while. RIMON cares about female empowerment. About growth. About telling stories. Her own, but also the stories of voices not so easily heard. With this, we were super excited to finally get out hands on her debut EP BBYGIRL FOCU$ when it came out towards the end of last month and so we caught up with the singer to find out a little more about her with some quick-fire questions…

Three words to describe our/my music 
Melodic, raw, empowering

Favourite ever film…
The Green Mile

Favourite instagram account…
@uglyworldwide

The best venue I’ve played…
The Courtyard Theatre

The song I can’t listen to…
Drake – In my feelings

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Cleaning in a restaurant

My favourite meal to cook…
Spicy pumpkin curry with chickpeas

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Bob Marley

My Favourite word….
“Bruh”

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
Teleportation

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
In my home countries, Eritrea and Ethiopia

I think you should listen to… 
Santi

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Michael Jackson

BBYGIRL FOCU$ is out now.