Listen: Binki - Hotel Window
Enigmatic New York-based artist releases gritty & grungey single, his first new music in nearly two years
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After releasing his impressive debut EP Motor Function back in August of 2021, we’ve been eagerly anticipating some new music from the indie-genre-blurring artist Binki with the wait now over as he unveils the atmospheric & post-punk-influenced indie-rock of Hotel Window.
Clocking in at just two minutes, Hotel Window is a cut just streaming to be put on repeat, packed with big catchy hooks, fuzzed out guitars and urgent percussion pushing things along.
Regarding his new single, Binki says “I think this song started with looking at a hotel window as a good metaphor for feeling trapped. You know you can look out of hotel windows but most of the time you can’t open them. Sometimes I’ll come up with an idea or a bar and just kind of log it away in my memory. I was touring a lot and this writing trip took me away from home for a while and I was staying in hotels.
Essentially, the song is me venting about my social anxiety. I think it can feel like a prison a lot of the time. You can see how it’s affecting you and the people around you but that doesn’t fix anything. If anything, it gets worse the more you think about it. My anxiety is amplified when I’m on a date or talking to someone I’m attracted to, so I was mostly just harping about that in the verses. Yikes.”