Copenhagen’s CHINAH have revealed the proper follow up to their 2018 debut album ANYONE, a new track called “Promise”, the first taste of a new album expected next year. On the new track singer Fine Glindvad says:
“Promise is about saying farewell and leaving something. Because it is not a tough and bitter farewell, it is a farewell with a consciousness of taking something with you. It is a love/hate relationship with nostalgia. On the one hand, it can be a loss of memory as you are forgetting how the past occurred. On the other hand, it can be a pleasant state of dreaming.”
With plenty of poise and presence, Glindvad embodies all the complex feelings of the above quote – saying a hard goodbye to someone or something, but doing it with clarity and intelligence, knowing that there are brighter things to come in the future. She’s aided in this calm attitude by the slick and stylish production, which flutters between skeletal beats and atmospherics in the verses, then jumps to a fuller, deeper sound in the chorus, where she delivers the cold and calculated decision: “if I let you go / I will promise I’ll let you know / I’ll wake up and I’ll let you go / I’ll make you understand.” A track that re-affirms the Danes as one of the foremost purveyors of ice cool synth pop, “Promise” makes us very excited for what CHINAH will bring us in 2021.
Listen to “Promise” below or on streaming platforms.