Chinah (band)

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CHINAH
Chinah performing in 2017
Chinah performing in 2017
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
Genres
Years active2014–present
LabelsNo3
Members
  • Fine Glindvad
  • Simon Kjær
  • Simon Andersson

CHINAH is a three-member, English-language band from Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] The group has backgrounds in folk, contemporary classical, and electronica music. Its members are singer and songwriter Fine Glindvad Jensen, guitarist Simon Kjær Lauridsen and electronic musician and pianist Simon Lars Gustav Andersson.[2] CHINAH released their debut single "Away from Me" in July 2015.

History[edit]

The group was founded in 2014 under the band name "Fine Glindvad" and included singer and songwriter Fine Glindvad, guitarist Simon Kjær and electronic musician and pianist Simon Andersson. Their music had a strong folk influence, with a focus on poetry and melody. The group later moved into an electronic, song focused style containing minimalist beats, synthesizers and guitar passages.[3]

In May 2015, the group emerged as "CHINAH" and debuted at the SPOT Festival - a festival showcasing up-and-coming Danish and Nordic music. There, the group's "contemplative gourmet pop" music style was described as "organic guitar, hard-hitting synths, and wistful vocals".[4][5] On 7 July 2015, CHINAH released their debut single, "Away from Me".[6] The song, which was written in early Spring 2014, was the first release from their debut 5-track EP.[7] On 27 August 2015, CHINAH released "We Go Back", their second single from their debut EP.[8]

In February 2016 they released the EP Once The Lights Are On.[7] In January 2017 they released the single "Even Love" from their next EP Hints.[1]

In November 2018, CHINAH released their debut album ANYONE, following the release of three singles from the album, Real Thing?, Strange Is Better and Yeah Right.

In March 2021, CHINAH released their second album Feels Like Forever, following the release of three singles from the album, Promise, Mysterious, and What I've Become.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album Details Track listing Reviews
ANYONE[9]
  1. "Anyone" - 3:46
  2. "Drown Me" - 2:59
  3. "Strange Is Better" - 4:00
  4. "Everything Is New" - 2:32
  5. "Give Me Life" - 2:49
  6. "Real Thing?" - 4:04
  7. "Yeah Right" - 4:10
  8. "Adrenaline" - 2:37
  9. "Monster Sirens" - 3:19
  10. "Obsessed" - 2:54
  11. "Simple" - 2:05
  12. "Nowhere" - 6:25
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Soundvenue[10]
Gaffa[11]
Feels Like Forever[12][13]
  1. "Eternal Blue" - 1:40
  2. "Seconds of Heaven" - 3:46
  3. "Promise" - 3:08
  4. "Tailor" - 1:00
  5. "What I've Become" - 4:19
  6. "Feels Like Forever" - 2:12
  7. "Mysterious" - 2:46
  8. "Ideal" - 3:29
  9. "Someday" - 2:22
  10. "Shine" - 4:49
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Soundvenue[15]
Gaffa[16]
bandsoftomorrow[17]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Reviews
Once the Lights Are On[7]
  • Released: February 11, 2016
  • Label: No3
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Length: 24:51
  1. "We Go Back" - 5:11
  2. "Colder" - 3:59
  3. "Away From Me" - 3:56
  4. "Never The Same" - 3:25
  5. "Minds" - 4:10
  6. "If You Can Feel This" - 4:11
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Soundvenue[18]
Gaffa[19]
Hints
  • Released: March 10, 2017
  • Label: No3
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Length: 22:37
  1. "The Space Another Made" - 2:07
  2. "All Your Words" - 5:04
  3. "Can't Remember How It Feels" - 3:34
  4. "Can't Remember How It Feels (Interlude)" - 1:02
  5. "If I Stay" - 3:46
  6. "Young" - 3:38
  7. "Even Love" - 3:31
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Soundvenue[20]
Gaffa[21]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album/EP
"Away from Me"[22] 2015 Once the Lights

Are On

"We Go Back"[23]
"Minds"[24]
"Colder" 2016
"Can't Remember How It Feels" Hints
"Even Love" 2017
"Year Right" 2018 ANYONE
"Strange Is Better"
"Real Thing?"
"Give Me Life - A COLORS SHOW" 2019
"Promise" 2020 Feels Like Forever
"Mysterious" 2021
"What I've Become"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Danish three piece CHINAH soar into 2017 with shiny new single "Even Love"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  2. ^ "CHINAH | Musik". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  3. ^ "Tag Arkiv: Fine Glindvad" (in Danish). stengade.dk. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Chinah Away From Me". hillydilly.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  5. ^ "CHINAH". spotfestival.dk. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  6. ^ "CHINAH - Away from Me". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Chinah Explore Minimalist R&B On "Away From Me"". thefader.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  8. ^ "CHINAH - We Go Back". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  9. ^ "ALBUM BIO: CHINAH - ANYONE (Liberator Music) (Out Friday 9 November 2018)". Mushroom Promotions. 2018-11-08. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  10. ^ Aukdal, Sofie Kock. "Chinahs radikale skift er det perfekte træk". SOUNDVENUE.COM (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  11. ^ Steen, Nicoline. "Kaospræget overmod og bjergtagende synthbaskere". gaffa.dk. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Feels Like Forever". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  13. ^ Stolberg, Kjartan F. "'Feels Like Forever': Chinah serverer 30 minutters rendyrket lydguf". SOUNDVENUE.COM (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  14. ^ Vitalis, Sofie. "bandsoftomorrow.com | CHINAH – Feels Like Forever" (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  15. ^ Stolberg, Kjartan F. "'Feels Like Forever': Chinah serverer 30 minutters rendyrket lydguf". SOUNDVENUE.COM (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  16. ^ Nedergaard, Johanne. "Tag med på en eksotisk, opløftende og mystisk rejse til CHINAH". gaffa.dk. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  17. ^ Vitalis, Sofie. "bandsoftomorrow.com | CHINAH – Feels Like Forever" (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  18. ^ Holm, Mette. "Perfekt pop: Chinah leverer tårnhøjt niveau på formfuldendt debut-ep". SOUNDVENUE.COM (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  19. ^ Stilgren, Rosa Louise. "Chinah: Once The Lights Are On". gaffa.dk. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  20. ^ Handler, Sophia. ""Hints": Chinahs anden ep er et sørgmuntert forårssoundtrack". SOUNDVENUE.COM (in Danish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  21. ^ Nedergaard, Sara Elisabeth. "Lækker forårspop fra Chinah". gaffa.dk. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  22. ^ "CHINAH - Away From Me (Song)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  23. ^ "CHINAH - We Go Back (Song)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  24. ^ "CHINAH - Minds (Song)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 8 February 2016.

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