Getting To Know... Thit Lin

After spending the last few years building and cultivating her sound, Danish artist Thit Lin now delivered her mesmerising new single 'Drama Queen'.

Lifted from her eagerly-awaited debut EP 'This Is Take One', which is set to land soon, 'Drama Queen' makes for an incredibly warm and dreamy listen. With her rich and effervescent voice layered across a shimmering production from start to finish, she is quickly cementing herself as one of the more alluring names emerging right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The piano! I learned to play by ear at a young age by imitating and improvising over my favourite pieces. I was actually convinced that I wanted to become a pianist for many years.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

Film music. Still love it! I went to watch Hans Zimmer live a few years ago and it was such an amazing experience to experience some of my favourite soundtracks live. I felt like a child again when they performed the classics from The Lion King.

What was the first album you remember owning?

…The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, haha.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

There are many, but I just rediscovered one of my older favourite songs with Daughter - Youth. So right now, I’d say that one. And it’s 10 years old! How amazing to write such a timeless song.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Not really, to be honest. It just happens, when it happens. I like to give myself plenty of time and space to “warm up” to sitting down with it, instead of forcing myself. This way, I usually reach a point where I’m so eager to create that it just flows out of me, naturally. To me, the most important thing is being in a state where I intuitively create - without overthinking. And I’d rather create 1 song that I feel 100% connected with than 10 I’m not completely sure about.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I listen to a lot of dreamy alt pop tunes from artists such as Kali Uchis, SZA, Fiji Blue, Augustine, Yumi Zouma, Griff & beabadoobee recently. They get me in the perfect mood to get started with my daily tasks, and as a bonus I also find inspiration for my new songs!

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Griff! She’s such a powerhouse.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Letting people into your world and connecting with you. To me making music is all about connection.

And what is the most frustrating part?

The things you have to take care of as an independent musician when you don’t have a team around you. Even though I do enjoy this part as well to an extent, you easily find yourself spending all your time and energy on self-promotion and practicalities instead of creating new music. That can be a bit frustrating sometimes!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

That the songs I release now will not be my last ones. Of course it’s important to get as close as possible to a result you’re satisfied with at that moment in time, but the process shouldn’t hold you back from ever putting your music out there. This advice helps me to let go of any perfectionism or fear of settling on a certain self-expression.


Thit Lin's new single 'Drama Queen' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.