Scotland’s resident indie-folk singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni has kicked off our weekends early with the announcement of her third album, So It Turns, set for self-release on the 23rd August.

If that wasn’t enough, the singer’s dropped her new single What Can I Do, so that we can start off our weekends with a little gothic-tinged call-to-arms folk. Taking her trademark Mandolin to new heights, she’s mixing it in with some blues-driven guitars and primal percussion.

Speaking of the track’s origins, Rachel said:

“I was lying on the floor just after Trump had been voted president, staring despairingly at the ceiling. There was also much on the news about refugees and the lack of an embrace we offer them. There was the looming Brexit vote too. In that moment I felt drawn to my mandolin to write, in a short sitting, What Can I Do. Though it was three years ago, this song is fitting to the motions of now and perhaps more useful and relevant than before.”

Inspired by what the song stands for, Rachel will donate a percentage of proceeds from the single to Extinction Rebellion Scotland.

Rachel will also be touring in support of the new record across the UK throughout September and October:

11th Sep – Aberdeen, The Blue Lamp
12th Sep – Inverness, Eden Court
13th Sep – Stirling, The Tollbooth
27th Sep – Galway, The Black Gate
28th Sep – Dublin, Lost Lane
10th Oct – London, St Pancras Church
11th Oct – Husthwaite Village Hall
12th Oct – Bury, The Met
13th Oct – Kingskerswell Parish Church
19th Oct – Durham, The Old Launderette

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