Interview – Vince Chinaski

Vince Chinaski is a fantastic musician based in Copenhagen, with a very unique sound to his music. I listened to his track, She Comes In Colours, recently, and felt it was truly amazing – make sure you check his music out after reading this interview!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled She Comes In Colours, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the track and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

I like to think of it as a song that can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on how many layers the listener is willing to strip away. ‘She’ can be what you want ‘her’ to be: a loved one, a substance, inspiration – you name it. Anything that comes and go and leaves you yearning for more.

It’s out on all streaming platforms and also on Bandcamp, where it can also be bought.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

Yes it has. The whole scene went dark for a long time. The Internet helped a lot, but it can’t match the physical world. On the bright side, it gave me the time to focus exclusively on the songwriting and the production.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

I don’t have a system when it comes to songwriting. I get melody lines in my head all the time when I’m out and about. I’m not trying to hold on to all of them. Some stick and naturally evolving into a song. I want my songs to be self-sufficient, like vocal and guitar only. I leave the further crafting to when I can lock myself in my studio. There, I can run wild with the arrangements and production, confident that the core is strong and solid.

Do you plan to release any more singles/EP/Album in the near future?

I’m planning to release a single every two months and an album in 2022.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

A great deal of artists of all genres have influenced me over time. Some continue to inspire me ,and I think it has to do more with their integrity as an artist rather than the music itself. Recently I’ve been drawn to two female artists who I think have great musical personalities: Sharon Van Etten and Grace Cummings.

You’re currently based in Copenhagen. what is the music scene like in your part of the world? Are you influenced by your surroundings?

I have to admit I’m a bit spoiled by my years in Berlin, where I could play anywhere anytime. The music scene in Copenhagen is not so big and is heavily biased towards pop and jazz. Still, there’s a great deal of awesome music being made in Denmark and people are extremely nice. Naturally, the surroundings influence me a lot, but I’m more aware and focused now. I don’t sway too much.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

I’m working on that. Denmark has recently opened society up completely, so things are looking up.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

I think people can expect a big dose of authenticity, an organic sound and hopefully a swell of emotion.

Any last words for the fans?

Yes, I’d like to thank my fans for tuning in and sharing and supporting my passion.