INJIN is clearly no stranger to the world of rock’n’roll, having performed in a number of bands and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Santana’s band and even Jimi Hendrix’s drummer. Using this experience that he has accumulated over the years, the talented songwriter is back with his own work and the new track, ‘Tennessee’.
Chanelling an 80s synth-rock style for ‘Tennesseee’, INJIN is reigniting a retro sound for the modern day which is sure to appeal to a wide audience. A difficult childhood has influenced his songwriting in a big way which aims to diverge from the ‘conveyor belt’ material that is constantly churned out in the music industry.
The track is accompanied by a visually stunning and picturesque video, featuring INJIN himself wandering the landscape of the countryside, seemingly in search of something, but what exactly is not clear.
During his youth, at the age of around 7, INJIN mysteriously stopped growing which led to some difficult formative years for him. Fortunately, he was one of a select few chosen for ground breaking treatment that managed to cure him.
INJIN’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence to push musical boundaries by re-arranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he began to embrace the rock lifestyle and his powerful vocals helped him gain a strong following.
INJIN is a believer that music has lost that personal touch that it once had, so his aim with ‘Tennessee’ was to bring back the emotive edge, using forgotten instruments that blend beautifully with his raw vocals. Exploring different moods with a late 1800, early 1900s sound, I N J I N’s music has a mystical haunting sound, marrying pacific wind instruments with electric guitars.
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