Good Morning everyone and welcome to another Music Monday. Today I’m featuring State Of The Art which is the debut single from Colinski.
Colinski is a singer songwriter from Switzerland who always entertains on twitch with his great song selection and funny stories. He’s also currently doing a degree in English Literature so of course I liked him instantly! I managed to work in a book question to my normal questions below too, as I was very interested to know the answer.
You can follow Collinski on social media or twitch by clicking on the links below.
How To Listen:
State Of The Art is Collinski’s first single and hopefully the start of many more! It’s only available to listen to on Spotify and YouTube at the moment or you can buy it from Bandcamp.
I have included the audio video for State Of The Art below as well his cover of Skinny Love as it’s one of my favourites by him.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Colinski, I’m a singer songwriter from Switzerland, and i currently am also finishing my bachelors degree in literary studies.
What first got you into music?
Growing up music was all around me, my mom and dad are both musicians and they encouraged me to take piano lessons quite early on, so i think its safe to say i was never not into music. I have early memories of rocking out to various CDs in our living room, pretending i was shredding air-guitar in front of imaginary crowds.
Who inspired you to make music?
It’s really funny looking back, originally i was quite sure that if i got into music, it would be as a rapper, i was very into Eminem and Linkin Park, and i think They really sparked my dream of pursuing music properly.
How would you describe the music you typically create?
I would describe my music as acoustic indie-folk/singer songwriter, but i’m planning on branching into more indie-rock/pop oriented sounds as i keep learning and creating.
Who would most like to collaborate with?
It’s really hard to chose a name, there are so many songwriters and producers out there who i look up to and respect, but if i had to give one name probably Mike Shinoda would be at the top of my list.
What is you creative process like?
My creative Process is really slow, most of the time, perhaps because i don’t force myself to write concrete songs enough even if they end up being terrible. I’ve sort of been riding on bursts of inspiration and doing as much as i can with them while they last, but i’m working on becoming more consistently creative.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can curl my tongue into that weird flower shape, not sure if that makes sense but its definitely pretty useless aside from being able to make unique selfies.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
If i sing in the shower its usually songs that are really uncomfortable for my vocal capabilities, something about the acoustics in the shower make almost anything sound better(but that still doesn’t mean its good haha).
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
If i wasn’t working on Music i’d probably be focusing more on academics. If i’m interested in a topic i tend to rabbit hole myself, so i could really see myself diving into academic research. alternatively i might have invested more time in acting, although its also a performing art its a different focus than music, but it’s also something I’ve always been interested in to an extent.
I know you’re a fellow book lover so, what are you top 5 books of all time?
The Lord of the Rings
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
The Wise Mans Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle)
The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
Thanks for answering my questions Collinski, good luck with State Of The Art!
Music Monday Playlist:
You can now listen to Collinski and all other previous featured Music Monday artists on a special playlist I’ve created on Spotify.