Trash From The Past, the debut single from Berlin based Jinka is pop, but not quite. With its debt to downtempo, synthpop pop and some oh-so-tight bass sounds it has all the elements of the charts, yet each idiosyncratic line of lyric and each tweak and prodded electronic sound results in a song that is laden with hooks and tics that leave you wondering what you just heard.
Speaking about the track Jinka states: “At the beginning of the song, Trash From The Past might make you feel like you’re attending a Formula 1 race, while there’s seagulls fighting over a piece of hot dog right next to you, but if your ears are sonically hardened and you get past this initial phase of irritation, I hope that the listener becomes intrigued by the power of its punkesque binary stop-and-go structure, the catchiness of its joyful melodies and the comforting message that the ability to forget is a strange skill facilitating the pursuit of happiness”.
The video, directed by Mario Clement amplifies the left field nature of the track by interlacing shots of the singer with strikingly surreal images. Trash From The Past is streaming now on Spotify and can be bought via iTunes.