We listened to Akine’s beautiful new release ‘No Gold’ and asked her a few questions to find out a little more about what makes her tick.
In Akine’s second release, she confronts the fear of failure that haunts many of us. She assumes the
life of a protagonist who runs away from what she knows, only to lose herself in her new life:
“I wrote the song partly as a reminder of what could happen if I don’t work for what I want” explains
AKINE, continuing “It’s about a hypothetical person who wastes away their potential. This causes her
to spiral into a wasted life of addiction and self-harm, becoming the worst version of herself, taunted by thoughts of what she could have achieved.”
‘No Gold’ is a song about a loss of innocence, about growing up and taking wrong turns in life, and once again
the 17-year-old singer doesn’t shy away from honesty, doesn’t romanticise the harsh reality of the
scene. The lead character starts to forget herself as she travels further into her life of hedonism,
squandering what she could have been. Akine captures the helplessness beautifully as the lead
character drifts further away from what she once was.
‘No Gold’ follows Akine’s debut ‘Pray For The Prey’, which examined the role of organized religion in
the face of civil war in her country of Ukraine.
We asked the singer-songwriter a few questions to find out a little more about what makes her tick.
Three words to describe our/my music
Introverted, frustrated, hopeful
Favourite ever film…
Fight Club.. Girl Interrupted as a close second
Favourite instagram account…
The best venue I’ve played…
Haven’t done much live so I couldn’t say.
The song I can’t listen to…
Anything by Justin Bieber or Dua Lipa
The worst job I’ve ever had…
My favourite meal to cook…
Scrambled eggs- it’s the only thing I can cook without hurting myself
If I was in a tribute band it would be…
My Favourite word….
If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
at the HQ of the Church of Scientology or Snoop Dogs place
I think you should listen to…
If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Florence and the machine or Halsey
‘No Gold’ is out now.