Track Review

Track Review: Opportunities // Vince Chinaski

With over two decades in the music industry, Italian musician Vince Chinaski is no newbie in the music scene. In the early years, Vince was constantly feeding off the overflowing heritage, beauty and adventurous nature of Rome leading to his forming and joining several indie bands. In the mid-2000s, he was called to Germany (Berlin to be exact) where he embraced the kaleidoscopic city and joined more bands eventually touring Europe. Now settled in Copenhagen, Denmark, he chose to embrace his solo project and what a project it has become.

Alright, so why am I telling you about Vince Chinaski’s global sonic exploits? It’s all about diversity. Blending his experiences of the countries and their unique cultures, Vince’s music is obscure, eclectic and unique. Already a name on Nexus Music Blog, we are aware of his awesomeness; however, we are not the only ones singing his praises with coverage from Roadie Music, The Other Side Reviews, We Write About Music, Edgar Allan Poets and many more blogs. The latest addition to his well-received discography is the single ‘Opportunities’.

Following his song ‘Unconditional Love’, ‘Opportunities’ is the third release in 2022. Unlike ‘Unconditional Love’, Vince Chinaski adopts a more indie-folk sound in ‘Opportunities’. Layering his obscure vocals atop a guitar-driven melody, there is an old-school folk charm in the new single. Yet, while this charm does exist throughout the melody, a movement to rock-inspired instrumentation brings a heavier tone to the track.

As with all of his singles, Vince brings a sprinkle of post-punk with his dark, hushed and rugged vocals – think Nick Cave. The thing is, his vocal execution seems to align with the darker, more desperate lyrical theme. A charming folksy tune is submerged in a tragicomic vision of society. Vince explains that “…migration is one of the key challenges of our time, especially paired up with climate change. The way we deal with it is going to shape the future for everyone…this was the case for the heart-wrenching photo of the two-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying face down on the beach, drowned while trying to reach the Greek shores on a rubber boat with his family. I felt miserable, powerless, angry and somehow also guilty…all those thoughts and feelings merged and flowed into this song.”

Sincere, sentimental and sensitive, ‘Opportunities’ is, in my mind, one of the most powerful songs in Vince Chinaski’s repertoire.

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