Miink only has three songs released under his name, but each is more promising than the last. The London-based artist has handled all of the production, writing, and directing of his creative content, a sure sign of a clear vision for his future.
So far his M.O. has been darkly-tipped electronic production combined with his goosebump-inducing falsetto, landing him somewhere between the likes of James Blake and FKA Twigs. “Scorched Moth” presents us with upright and synth basses, jazzy chords, and rainstick percussion, bringing out Miink’s earthier side. The song slowly drips and evolves, getting better with every revolution. The video is shot like a dramatic western gun duel set place in a cargo holding facility.
So far, Miink’s philosophy on directing videos is about “capturing a moment before the energy is lost. I find trying to organize, prep and plan everything can take away from the creativity, so I like to show up and shoot,” he said. “I don’t care to follow the rule book or ask for permission because it takes too long. I like to discover a location on the day or build the set I’ve been thinking of right before filming.”
The guy is a talent, to say the least. There’s still a ton of mountains to climb, but in the meantime, we’ll be waiting patiently. Watch “Scorched Moth” below and listen to Miink on Spotify here.