From receiving his first guitar at the age of 15 and proceeding to spend hours poking around and making sounds with it, Robin Winther was struck with the musical bug. Winther credits summoning up the courage to quit his day job, and pursue this musical full throttle for getting him to where he is today, just a guy living out his dream of making music. Influenced by a bevy of traditional and 90’s Country, Winther’s sound offers a timeless quality that can be heard throughout his brand new single, County Line.
Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Winther about his musical journey, background, new single, and more!
Worlds of Country: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue?
Robin: When I was around 15 years old I started playing guitar. I could play for several hours a day, it became my passion from day one. It was around that time I felt that this is what I wanted to do. I had played trombone in the orchestra since I was eight years old and it was never my thing though I always had a love for music growing up.
Worlds of Country: Once you realized that music was something you could seriously pursue, what was your first step towards making this dream a reality?
Robin: I worked with teaching music to kids when I started getting more and more jobs as a music producer. So the first step was to quit my regular job and start freelancing. It was a bit scary at first and still can be as job opportunities vary as a freelancer. But it’s the best thing I’ve ever done, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Worlds of Country: How would you describe your musical style?
Robin: I have a big love for classic country, especially 90s country, early Alan Jackson, George Strait and Brad Paisley. I try to bring those influences into something more modern. As I’m producing and mixing my own songs I put a lot of my sound as a music producer into my songs. I like my music to be organic and feel like a live band playing, but still punchy and modern.
Worlds of Country: Who most influenced your style of music?
Robin: I’ve gotta say Brad Paisley. Starting out as a guitarist myself playing lots of rock and metal growing up this guy really inspired me to dive into country music.
Worlds of Country: What’s the story behind your new single, County Line?
Robin: It was originally a demo from 2020 that me and my friend Alexander Westin wrote to pitch to another artist. But we didn’t finish it as we weren’t happy with the melody but we loved the arrangement. So when I was driving home from my studio one day earlier this spring, the chorus of ‘County Line’ just popped up in my head. I laid down the lyrics and melody in a couple of days, mostly when driving home from work. I seem to always get inspired when driving.
Worlds of Country:What’s next for you?
Robin: I’m working on an album that will come out in late October, and I’m gonna squeeze in some singles as well until then. This summer I’m playing shows around in Sweden. I’m really looking forward to going out and meeting some new people and playing my music live.