Montreal, Canada native jsin makes music that is unapologetically honest. Inspired heavily by the gritty rock music of yesteryear jsin’s debut Born harkens the memory of 1990’s head banging music with a modern twist.
Released in late 2009, Born draws from a diverse selection of musical genres including electronica, trip-hop, punk and pop, while staying firmly rooted in the grit, guts, and glory of one of early Guns N’ Roses. Coupled with producer Vikas Kohli, the partnership has produced an album that refuses to stay within a narrow definition of rock.
jsin was first introduced to Guns N’ Roses at eight years old and Axl and company’s style has been an influence ever since. “In a time where everything was glam they were raw, nasty and real,” says jsin. “They didn’t look manufactured at all.“
Ironically, rock music has yet again taken a turn for the ultra polished look and jsin’s style is as anti-establishment now as GNR’s was in the 1990’s.
As a singer/songwriter, jsin’s lyrics are about as personal as it gets. Though there are no names or specific details given, one listen to the album’s sexy first single “Inside” or the slightly angry “Something to Say” and you know he is speaking on real life stories and feelings. There is no posturing or media training here, his songs truly match who he is as a person.
jsin understands that it’s no easy task to get an audience to connect with such authentic music. “Once you are able to communicate your ideas into a song and then to be able to play that song live and have people actually get it, is a pretty cool thing,” he says.
Though it has been a slow build up jsin has achieved some very big things in his short career. He played a packed venue at Canadian Music Week 2010, and saw his first music video ‘Inside’ premier at the 10th annual ReelWorld Film Festival.
Currently residing in Toronto, Canada jsin has rocked shows at The Opera House, Tattoo Rock Parlour, Yonge&Dundas Square, Revival, and Exhibition Place among other venues. He has also been featured on CBC radio’s Masala Mix, Bollywood Boulevard, Rogers Daytime TV, ANOKHI Magazine and South Asian Living Magazine.
As he works on his as yet untitled sophomore album and upcoming tour, jsin is also expanding his talents by taking classical vocal training in order to expand his range and the creativity of his music.