Swallow Me charts Sermanni’s journey to motherhood, and the title track and lead single was predominantly written while she was pregnant in the US. “This song is me asking for some sort of relief, or maybe release,” she explained in a statement. “I’m basically asking that the universe give me a break or, at least, a pat on the back. Some form of divine acknowledgement of the heavy lifting I’d been doing (physically and psychologically) in coming to surrender into the changes – of becoming a Ma – and finding love in what felt like a scary situation. In its entirety, with the chorus woven in, it is a balm in that it accepts that this path is my path.”
Commenting on the themes of the EP, she added: “The thread that weaves most clearly throughout this collection is one of letting go. Jellyfish go where the current flows. It takes courage to be passive. If you can accept everything, you can embody the jellyfish.”
Swallow Me will follow Sermanni’s 2019 LP, So It Turns.