Interview With Singer & Songwriter ‘RinRin’

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m singer and songwriter from Perth, Western Australia.

How did you come up with your artist name?

It’s a short name for Qarin. However, there were other Rins so made it double.

How long have you been in the music industry?

I launched my debut single as a solo artist July 2020 so just barely 9 months.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place?

I started music lessons at the age of 10 and joined in my dad’s cover band at the age of 13. I formed an experimental band at 17 and later joined Perth’s Emo-rock band Love Me Natalie to feature in the release of Heroes single and music video. I started writing songs at 15 yrs old but wasn’t really confident about it (using garage band). The Covid 19 lockdown in 2020 caused Love Me Natalie to a standstill, so I decided to push writing my own songs and released my debut single The Game in July 2020.

How would you describe your latest single?

‘Seek The Truth’ is about being in a relationship/friendship wherein you’ve been blinded by love. It’s where letting go seems so hard and it’s easier to just pretend that everything is going alright. At the end, the truth will set you free.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

A music video had been released for ‘Seek The Truth’ you can watch it here.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

I grew up listening to Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and discovered Orianthi, Paramore and Flyleaf in Guitar Hero. I then loved Slipknot, Baby Metal and later been playing Paramore for my Dad’s band. When I started writing, I loved the structures of Tonight Alive, Bring Me The Horizon and the boldness of Avril Lavigne and RedHook lyrics.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

Being in a mood for writing is very important. I can picture a scenery, emotions and even blank walls with music in it. I then started to create the backing track with my Logic Pro while overlaying it with live guitar riffs. Once I have the rough structure, I will start to play it all over again and match the melodies for the song parts. When I bring the rough demo to the studio, its almost done. All it need are the TLC’s during production.

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one?

The EP I’m working on is a very basic of what my musical taste is. It’s a sort of a tasting plate of what’s to come in the future. And of course it is still secret of what it really is 😊.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

If travel restrictions are all gone, a tour is in the horizon. Might be a local tour for now.

What did you buy with your first cheque of music?

For my debut single, I got myself a new Ibanez Guitar.

What are the must haves when your in a studio working?

Tons of good vibes and preparedness, water, my Dad and Rudiga 😊

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Dream big, follow your will and just keep on going. Only yourself can stop yourself from doing what you love. Believe in your work. You run your own race. It’s either you do it or not. When you do, do it right @110%.

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

I would welcome the idea.

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?

None at this stage. Although, it might be in the EP but it’s still yet to be decided.

Name an artist you would love to work with?

RedHook. I would die to open a show for Emmy Mack.

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

It’s for the melodic and catchiness whilst maintaining the heavy guitar riffs yet fresh sounding vocals.

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..)

A lot in almost every aspect from writing, production to performance. I’m still a newbie.

What’s your all time favourite song?

The Killers – Mr. Brightside

What was the last album you listened to?

Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

Bring Me The Horizon – because their songs helped me in the darkest times of my life, Avalanche is my favourite song.

Whose your five favourite artists right now?

Bring Me The Horizon, Rich Brian, Gorillaz, RedHook, Babymetal

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with? None. I’m still a fetus hardly growing.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

Bring Me The Horizon – stats say it all.

How do you feel about the current state of music?

I really don’t know to be honest. With shows keep on coming on and off due to Covid19 it’s crazy.

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

The Grammy and Eurovisons

What is your main goal as far as music?

Just keep on writing as much music as I can.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

My inner self and society.

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

I write my own lyrics, write/create my own music/tracks, and being RinRin.

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

On-line gaming, pets, hanging out, spa and gigging.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Ryan Botha – the genius.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Having my songs in the top ten for two weeks in Triple J Unearthed: The Game #1 Punk Genre, Seek The Truth #2 Metal Genre…and my The Game in Semi-finals out of 26k entries in the International Songwriting Competition.

What is your dream venue to perform at?

Super Bowl

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

Solanin – Inio Asano

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

No clue. Not into sports BUT I love Manny Pacquiao my boxing hero.

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

Keannu Reeves – John Wick 1,2,3

What can we expect from you in the future?

An EP is coming soon.

Where can the fans check out for your music?

All major streaming platforms and stores and my website here.

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