This year is set to showcase some amazing rising talent, and here’s someone who should be at the forefront of these emerging artists. Randal Jin has two singles officially released, titled “Talk About It” and “Save Me From Myself”, and they totally deserve to be heard.
Randal Jin is an upcoming artist who is releasing addicting tracks that we can’t quite get over. “Talk About It” was released 4 January 2018, and it was later followed up by “Save Me From Myself” on 24 February 2018. We can’t help but hope that more music is on its way.
Both songs got a lyric video on Randal Jin’s official YouTube Channel. He has been gaining in popularity, and we certainly can’t wait to see what the future brings for him.
We were lucky enough to exclusively interview Randal Jin about his two single releases and what he hopes to go on to do with his music career. Check out our interview below.
Hi Randal, how are you today? You’ve been busy with music recently. Can you tell us what you’ve been up to over the past few months?
I’ve been doing great! Over the past few months, I have been writing more music and generally trying to improve myself, from vocals to musical instruments. I feel that there is still room for improvement and I should be constantly trying to improve myself.
Where did your love of music come from?
I started singing at the age of 9 with a group of friends. I remembered that they told me they enjoyed my singing! It filled and still fills me with joy knowing that other people enjoyed hearing me sing and I have always loved entertaining those around me from a young age, be it by singing or acting.
Your debut single was “Talk About It” can you tell us what the track is about?
“Talk About It” is all about the importance of communication when going through an argument in a relationship.
It was released on the 4 January 2018, how was it releasing your very first single?
I was nervous but mostly excited as it is my first single, something that I could call my own! It has always been my dream to produce music to share with the world and now I finally had the opportunity to do it. Initially, I was really nervous as I didn’t know how people would react to it. My nervousness was in vain, as there was generally positive feedback across the board by those around me like my family and friends.
What does the song mean to you?
To me, this song is about sharing our problems with others and not keeping it bottled up, as it can be quite detrimental to our mental health. This song is a reminder to everyone out there to communicate what we are thinking to others as the other party is not a mind-reader. We have to “Talk About It”.
Do you have a favourite lyric from the track?
“‘Cause these walls here between us will only crumble when you speak the words.” This lyric, to me, is a reminder that only when we talk about our issues, tensions will ease.
Then there’s the follow-up second single “Save Me From Myself”, where did the inspiration behind this song come from?
“Save Me From Myself” is a call for help from someone going through depression. I was inspired to write this song as I feel that it is very important for people to understand the feelings and thoughts of a person going through depression.
It’s such an emotional song, what’s the story behind it?
While I was still in school, I was going through an emotional turmoil in my social life. Because of this, I began keeping to myself and not sharing any of my problems with anybody. After recovering from that stage, I decided to write a song based on what I had just experienced. And hence, “Save Me From Myself” was born.
Have you got a favourite lyric from this track too?
My favourite lyric comes from the chorus. “I need love and I need help.” I believe these are two of the most important things a person going through a rough period needs.
It was released on 24 February 2018, any particular reason for the long wait?
24 February is my sister’s birthday and I wanted it to be released on this special day.
Can you use five words to describe this song?
Depression, Sadness, Loneliness, Therapy, and Recovery.
What do you hope to achieve with your music?
I hope to bring joy to my audiences as well as raise awareness of current events through my music. I hope to also inspire young people to follow their dreams and not give up when met with an obstacle. Teenagers must realise that they must be hungry to succeed. Hungry in the sense that they work hard to reach their goals.
Do you plan to release music videos for the songs? If not, then imagine you were to create music videos for your two songs, what would we be watching?
I’d like to imagine “Talk About It” as a video in a first-person view walking down a street. I think it’s cool that it gives the audience a chance to feel like they are part the video.
As for “Save Me From Myself”, I imagine that the video starts with a dark and cloudy scene and as the song progresses, the scene would start to clear up to reveal a brighter and lighter image.
You’ve released a few covers on your YouTube Channel, which has been your favourite to-date?
I don’t have a favourite, I love all of them. They are a reminder to me when I first began recording myself.
What are your top five songs to listen to at the moment?
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Hold Me Tight Or Don’t by Fall Out Boy
Lonely Together by Avicii feat. Rita Ora
Naked by James Arthur
Let Me Go by Hailee Steinfeld with Alesso, Florida Georgia Line & watt
2018 has just started and you’ve already released your debut single and your second single, what else can we expect from you, this year?
Definitely, expect more music from on my Youtube Channel and do follow up with me on my social media to see what I’m up to.
Make sure you download and stream Randal Jin’s official singles, “Talk About It” and “Save Me From Myself” which are available on all platforms.