Chin Injeti rises from emotional darkness into the light of redemption with his lush new single Golden — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
If there ever was a time when we could all use a soothing sonic shot of hope and forgiveness, it’s now. With Golden, award-winning artist, songwriter and producer Injeti and co-writer/producer Brian West deliver a message that will travel directly from the ears to the heart, beginning with the evocative opening lines: ‘Maybe there’s a way to fall gracefully / Maybe there’s a place that’s safe for me.’
“To me, those two lines pretty much sum up what the song is about,” says Vancouver’s Injeti. “I’ve come to know so many people that are in deep depression, that have been abused when they were younger, that for some crazy ass reason carry a lot of blame with them.” More than simply recognizing those who struggle with these heavy burdens, Golden is a modern hymn of hopefulness. “This is a message to tell those people that there is a good place, a safe place, a place of peace, a place where they can start over again,” explains Injeti. “There’s no reason to carry this weight because the truth is we never get rid of our demons. We just need to learn to live above them.”
For Injeti, the worrisome weight and upheaval of the past year and a half also inspired a string of songwriting and producing creativity. With the onset of COVID-19, he found himself self-isolating in Toronto with his mother for three months and set up a remote home studio to stay immersed in his musical passions while staying safe. Additionally, the past year and a half has seen the re-ignition of Injeti’s artist career with the release of six singles, some of which were partially born during his self-isolation.
Thieves Like Us are an ongoing creative collaboration between Injeti and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer West. They both had their first tastes of international success in Toronto in the ’90s. Injeti fronted the award-winning band Bass is Base, won SOCAN’s Songwriter of the Year Award, and then enjoyed years of creating, touring and performing with the likes of The Fugees, The Roots, Jamiroquoi, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and more. West was a member of the Juno-winning band The Philosopher Kings, and went on to co-write and co-produce several songs for Nelly Furtado’s multi-platinum debut album Whoa, Nelly!