Simmering Mix of RnB and Experimental Pop from Copenhagen. - Kinck: Emperor's New Clothes
posted 14 Jun 2020 by Krister Axel
A simmering mix of laid-back style, syncopated rhythms, and sultry vocal presence.

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Kinck is a half-Danish, half-Senegalese singer-songwriter who continues to develop her unique mix of experimental pop, RnB, and electronic through a sound that is both captivating and raw. "Emperor's New Clothes" - a bouncy, slow-funk breakup anthem - finds Kinck exploring her newfound sense of power and sexual prowess.

As she gleefully calls her ex a poser, Kinck stays true to her own instincts - delivering a slick bass vibe, a sharp 808-style groove, and a singalong chorus, perfect for getting stuck in your head. As she travels between Copenhagen, Los Angeles, and London to work on her forthcoming debut EP (set for release later this year), Kinck's exciting talent has earned her studio time with some of the hottest producers in the game right now - a list that includes The Fanatix, Nate Donmoyer, Maths Time Joy, STWO and Yakob. 2020 is set to be a breakout year for Kinck, and this deep jam is a perfect example of what she brings to the conversation: a simmering mix of laid-back style, syncopated rhythms, and sultry vocal presence. "Emperor's New Clothes," named after the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen, is at its core a story of personal resilience in the face of emotional obfuscation, as Kinck roots out the simple truth of an expired relationship.

So now I put my feet up
Knowing that I'm freed up
Think I'll turn the heat up
Showing off my D-cup
Better turn the beat up

Kinck (pronounced kink) lives up to her unique name by matching left-field sonic elements with an exciting allegiance to commercial pop. This song is featured on our Soul playlist.

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist