How’s this for a biography: escape Eritrea in the 1990s as a toddler, get passed around a series of refugee camps in Europe before winding up at the small seaside town of Zandvoort, just outside Amsterdam. Drop out of school at 17, waitress for a bit, then, after conquering significant self-doubt (“I’m no Beyoncé so I thought I’d just leave it”), begin to make music with Dutch producer Samuel Kareem. It was a smart move for singer Rimon. The duo’s first track, Grace, as well as follow-up EP BBYGIRL FOCU$ in 2018, brought the now-22-year-old to wider, critical attention. The new face of Dutch music? So says Vice. Either way, this month she plays one of the biggest gigs of her career: Into the Great Wide Open (29 August – 1 September), a small, indie-fied festival on an island off the coast of the Netherlands. Destined for big things, catch her on the way up.