Better late than never, it was love at first listen for us when it came to RinRin‘s debut single “The Game” (which released in July). While the Perth based songwriter and producer’s sound was introduced to us as ‘pop punk’, there’s a LOT more going on here that’ll likely blow the minds of metal lovers.
With huge sound and great production, “The Game” is drawing from its introduction alone, and soon leads the listener into an electro fused world of sound. When the vocals kick in, RinRin takes us into authentic musings of trust and maturity, before flowing easily into the energy and electricity of an excitingly escapist chorus.
“I see it all so I’m not going to play your game”
While the sharpness of guitar peeks through only fleetingly through the first half of the song, it’s understandable if the listener’s brain gets cosy in the familiar surrounds of a pop punk world. But just wait. RinRin’s gentle innocence of voice gives nothing away of her monstrous talent.
With greater intensity and grit at the bridge, there’s barely a warning before RinRin takes off into full, incredible, multi-coloured guitar flight. A final chorus rounds out the impressive adventure we’ve just heard.
Impressed by this incredible debut, we asked RinRin about “The Game”. She shared that “The song is about relationships in general where people manipulate you just to get what they want, taking advantage of the fact that you are always there for them. In the end, you realised they are just playing you and decided to move on with your life without them. So intoxicating when they are just using you to fix their own misgivings in life without even thinking you also have a life to look after.”
You need to hear this.