Ninajirachi, the 17-year-old producer from Australia, has delivered on her latest release “Same World” with the help from fellow Aussie singer-songwriter, Yates via Sweatitout. This is the second release from the high-school student following “Pure Luck” which has seen a ton of support already. Ninajirachi gained the attention from Zane Lowe and was placed on TripleJ high rotation with her debut release. Because of her preceding success, expectations were set high for Ninajirachi; Expectations that were exceeded with her latest track “Same World’ that we have the pleasure of premiering along with an interview with the young artist.
“Same World” starts with an irregular percussion pattern that resembles the flair of Mura-Masa. Accompanied by minimalistic synths and vocal bits from Yates, this tune captures listener’s attention immediately. But, as the track gains momentum with complex layers and distinguished vocals it is clear that Ninajirachi has earned her early praise for a proper reason. We also enjoyed speaking with Ninajirchi which you can read below. Enjoy!
Ninajirachi x Yates - Same World | Purchase
How long have you been producing?
I started playing with music software after my mum got a new computer when I was 8 or 9, but I didn’t start seriously trying to make full length original songs until I was around 13 or 14.
Did you play instruments before picking up production?
I started piano lessons at around 5 and played all the time for many years. I don’t take lessons anymore, but I often still play for leisure when I have the time. I also played clarinet in my primary school band for a few years.
What was it like having such a successful debut release at this young age?
Sooo crazy!! Freya and I made Pure Luck just for fun and we had no idea that so many people would hear it and like it. It has been stressful because I’m doing HSC work as well, but none the less very exciting.
What is the story and meaning behind this new song?
I’d hate to infer meaning upon the song since the lyrics all belong to Yates, but for me it seems to really push a notion of unity and synergy.
Any specific influences affecting you on this release?
Not particularly. I had this little drum loop that I made a couple of days before I started working on Same World, and I put it over the top of the vocals and chords just to see what it would sound like. It ended up sounding really good to me, and the whole song really flourished after that. I guess you could say that drum loop was my influence, haha.
What can fans look forward to next?
Hopefully some more new music over the coming months, and hopefully many more exciting things once I’ve finished school!