Today, London based alt-pop duo, RINNGS (Karl Zine and Nai Jannson), release beautiful improvised dance video for ‘Confession’, the second single from their forthcoming EP, penned for release May 2018. Watch here
RINNGS, have become renowned for carving out their own particular brand of electronic music, delivered solely via a unique combination of silky vocals and percussion – No other instruments are used.
Speaking about the inspiration for the video Nai said “I was out in Tokyo working with the Japanese Philharmonic Choir in March and was totally inspired by the city. Miyu Aikawa (dancer, choreographer and fan of the band) saw I was in Japan through insta and DMd me. When we saw Miyu’s thread we fell in love with her and Daiju Iwakame smooth and effortless dance style and asked them to choreograph a piece to Confession.”
Karl added “We had whole video shot at 120 frames per second as I wanted to be able to play with the timing of the dance in the edit. The idea was to create movements that sync perfectly with the music, but also have a feel of distorted time, to reflect how the perception of time seems to change when you’re in an emotionally intense situation. The incredible fluid movements of Miyu and Daiju seemed to fit perfectly with this idea and we ended up using almost everything they shot on the day.”
RINNGS signature electronic style continues to evolve throughout ‘Confession’. From the offset, we are treated to a pulsating vocal, which builds into a stunning meld of pounding beats and rolling percussion, the result is emotionally intoxicating and hauntingly beautiful. The track was written, recorded and produced by the band in their London studio and mixed by John Foyle (Damon Albarn / Richard Russell / FKA Twigs / Ibeyi) and follows their debut EP headline track, ‘Times Like These’ which was recently supported by Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1’s Chillest Show.
RINNGS debut single ‘Cutting The Cloth’ was released in 2017. Supported by Spotify’s New Music Friday WW and Apple Music’s New Fire. The track was selected as Soho Radio’s Hottest Record and so the story began… Subsequent singles ‘Oceans’, ‘Hooked On You’ have also been supported by BBC Introducing and featured on playlists including Spotify’s Chilled Pop Hits and Apple’s Breaking Electronic. Recent press coverage includes Born Online, Pop Crush, Spindle, Clash, Line Of Best fit and We Are the Guard. They have been remixed by Rick Pike (PVT) and rising EDM star Le Malls, who hit the headlines with his remix of Drake’s ‘One Dance’.
RINNGS are a truly independent artist, doing it their own way.