Australian singer songwriter TIN releases his first original track in three years, the reggaeton inspired dancepop number Firm. The track, timed to coincide with Pride Month, celebrates themes of coming out and sexual awakening, something further channelled in the freshly-dropped music video filmed by Jordan Blanch.
TIN notes: “Firm is about the moment that I realised I was gay. Personally, I find kissing men to be firmer than kissing women and I wanted to put the moment of realising that sexual preference into a song. This song is for anyone who is still discovering their own sexuality, to know that it doesn’t have to be daunting and scary – that it can actually be exciting and freeing.”
Firm marks a collision between contemporary dancepop and slick Latin reggaeton – bolstered by empowering percussive elements. TIN even incorporates Spanish-language lyrics into the track, including ‘hay un Hercules dentro de mi’ which translates to ‘there is a Hercules inside of me’ providing a cheeky double-entendre as well as a message of resilience and inner-strength.
TIN further adds: “My love of Latin culture really inspired this song. As well as the reggaeton beat, the song has moments of sensuality and playfulness as that’s what the culture is to me. I worked hard to find Spanish lyrics that fit and even harder to get the pronunciation right so I’m hoping I do my Spanish-speaking fans proud!”
Firm is produced by Lostchild and written by TIN. Connect with the emerging talent below:
Lead image: PHOT CREDIT ALEX @ DECAF PHOTOGRAPHY
ALEX IG – @DECAFPHOTOG