Jendrik Sigwart, better known as Jendrik, is a 26-year-old musician based in Hamburg, Germany.
Jendrik's love of music and glass-half-full attitude have united to create a signature cheerful sound. In May, he performed his single "I Don't Feel Hate" at the celebrated Eurovision Song Contest.
"I Don't Feel Hate" is the ultimate optimist's anthem, with cheerful ukulele and vocal elements, an impactful (and dynamic) beat drop and hook, and even whistled melodies. The song is the epitome of happiness: If tap-dance break doesn't scream joy, I don't know what does. "I Don't Feel Hate" will have you singing and dancing along from start to finish, and takes the ukulele-pop combination to a whole new level.
The accompanying music video for "I Don't Feel Hate" is perhaps one of the most fun and original visualizers out there, complete with washing machines from all over Hamburg, a sparkly ukulele, and a dancing (and horn-playing) middle finger. Jendrik creates an entire world within his laundromat; he takes viewers to a poolside summer vacation, the club, and several other locations, all of which are sure to put a smile on your face. The music video for "I Don't Feel Hate" perfectly reflects Jendrik's fun-loving attitude and immaculate sense of humor.
We spoke with Jendrik about the ukulele, new music, black forest cake, and more. Read the full interview and listen to "I Don't Feel Hate" below:
Where are you based and what is the music scene like there?
I am based in Hamburg, and we have a great music scene. Every sixth song on the radio is from an artist based in Hamburg, which is so cool. I love getting to know all the music that comes from the city.
At what age did you start playing music?
I started learning the violin and the piano when I was five or six years old, and it just continued from there. I started doing musical theater in the 3rd grade and it was always part