Sydney, Australian based musician and producer Ninajirachi is a teen favorite for being on this year’s new music ones to watch. Nina’s electropop-chill music, described as ‘both bouncy and chill‘ (Purple Sneakers) brings a fresh take to chill music. Her debut single, “Pure Luck (feat. Freya Staer)”, premiered on ZANE LOWE’s BEATS 1 Show and has already received strong support from TripleJ Radio rotation before she’s even had a chance to graduate from high school and we grabbed this sweet-faced teen heart-breaker Ninajirachi to discuss her new sound in our 60 seconds with Ninajirachi.
Are you a musician as well? Do you play a specific instrument and did you study music??
I used to play the piano all the time, I had formal lessons from around five to ten years old. I still often play for leisure, but I am nowhere near as good at it as I was when I was younger. I played the clarinet in my primary school band for a year or two and a couple of times I’ve tried to pick up guitar, but it has just never suited me. I studied music in school from five to sixteen years old, and then I decided not to continue with it as an HSC subject. I’ve only studied music outside of schoolwork when I was taking piano/clarinet lessons in primary school.
Tell us something about you that not many people are aware of?
I can touch my tongue to my nose and chin, haha.
When did your development within music began?
I started finishing full-length songs when I was around fourteen, but they weren’t very good at this stage.
How would you personally describe your music?
I always struggle to answer questions like this. I think Pure Luck is bubbly, poppy and fun, but it’s also the only song I’ve released, and that description doesn’t necessarily apply to some of my other music. I’d hate to push labels onto my music before people have had a chance to hear more of it.
What are you inspired by?
Mostly the video games I’ve grown up playing. Video game soundtracks are highly underrated and I’d love to create one someday in the future.
Tell us more about your new single and your first debut release, you must be excited?
The response has been amazing and it’s crazy to think that people all over the world can hear my music. Freya and I are both very happy about it all.
When you’re not producing music what can we find you doing?
Year 12 has really taken over my life this year, so at the moment there’s not much time to do anything other than schoolwork. This isn’t at all to say that I don’t enjoy the work that I do for school – it’s just that sometimes it seems to be all that I do!
The soundtrack to your life?
Probably Porter Robinson – Worlds, because it is my favorite album and I really connect with Porter’s ideas.
Have you ever been star-struck?
Whenever I have an opportunity to meet someone awesome I try to save the freaking out for afterwards, so as to not embarrass myself. Sometimes I become star-struck when somebody whose work I admire likes my music online or something like this.
What can we expect from your next single?
It was an interesting collaborative process and I really enjoyed it. So far, the feedback has been super positive so I’m really excited for more people to hear the song.
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