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Written bySaien Benjamin

Italian Lo-Fi producer Kina belatedly receives his flowers for moving single “Give You The Moon”.

Talented Lo-Fi Pop producer Kina recently made history by becoming the first Italian artist to reach a billion streams on Spotify with his 2018 track “Get You The Moon“.  The track is a picturesque and emotional collaboration with American singer-songwriter and rapper Snøw. The production is sparse and atmospheric with gentle acoustic guitar riffs contrasting perfectly with a deep bass line, and the steady drums help tie it all together. Snøw’s vocals are rich in emotion and his gentle, melodic tone and the production are a match made in heaven. “Get You The Moon” is the kind of tune that is best paired with a late-night drive where you find yourself pondering your existence and the meaning of life. A little while after its initial releases ‘Get You The Moon’ saw a snowball effect on social media. It flooded TikTok For You pages all over the globe and went viral on Soundcloud, becoming a viral sensation.

The single’s unique flavour of melancholic Lo-Fi brought to the forefront a new sound; before Kina, very few Lo-Fi producers had reached the global success and recognition that Kina has seen since its release. Catching the attention of renowned record labels, Kina’s track was re-released through Columbia Records during its rise to fame. After spending 450 days on Spotify’s Global Daily Charts, ‘Get You The Moon’ is now certified platinum in seven countries (US, Australia, France, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Canada) and reached gold status in five more (Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK). From self-releasing on Soundcloud to a global sensation, Kina’s story is a testament to the unstoppable power of the internet when it discovers an incredible song.

Kina was born in Naples and accredits the province for giving him the energy and the spirit to achieve his goals. Whilst learning to make music from a young age, he experimented with Progressive House in his production. At the age of eleven, he began publishing his electronic creations on SoundCloud. His sound began to shift during high school, as he lent into the Lo-Fi pop genre that is synonymous with his name today. Kina gave the world a glimpse into his relationship with Lo-Fi in his 2020 YouTube documentary series ‘Asleep In A Dream’, in which he says, “I didn’t look for fame, for success, or clicks. I just wanted to express myself”. Through this self-expression, his signature blend of melancholic Lo-Fi pioneered a wave in Bedroom Pop and he continues to reach billions of people across the globe.

Kina is now based in Lisbon and boasts 20+ platinum discs worldwide, 15 billion YouTube streams, and sat at #2 on Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart with ‘Get You The Moon’. Since its release in 2018, Kina has released a host of singles, remixes, and collaborations. The latest is his recent album ‘kinamood‘, a showcase of his signature immersive Lo-Fi soundscapes. And the world won’t have to wait long to hear more, with Kina set to release new music this year. If you enjoy moody Lo-Fi pop from the likes of Shiloh Dynasty, Laeland, and Powfu then “Get You The Moon Is The Track for you.

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