Introducing Maryland’s @BINNYiscoming with the bedroom indie R&B/pop of “Prime”

BINNY, “Prime”

BINNY is a new Asian-American bedroom indie singer/songwriter from Maryland who pulls from contemporary pop and R&B influences to deliver a snappy sound that relies heavily on his vocal delivery.  The production in “Prime” is pretty minimal, with beats that have been heard in countless other recordings.  But BINNY makes the most of these basic trappings to showcase his smooth, clever vocals.  Justin Timberlake is an obvious reference in this song, particularly from his “SexyBack” era, though BINNY has a richer, deeper tone.  A brief sung/spoken interlude immediately brings BTS to mind, and some vocal effects are inserted to bring the song to a close.  BINNY clearly intends to take you on a journey with his music and “Prime” is a great starting point.

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L.A. producer @PrizmOfficial shows versatility with standout “Her Symphony” and earworm “Baby Do” featuring @RapperJayCee

THE PRIZM “Her Symphony”

THE PRIZM and RAPPERJAYCEE, “Baby Do”

L.A. progressive electronic and dance producer The Prizm recently unveiled his debut self-titled album.  It seems to be a conceptual piece about the search for a mysterious and important woman or entity called “ID”.  I previously wrote about the lead-off single “Hello” featuring pitched up vocals by singer McEwen.  The album will definitely appeal to those who enjoy Illenium in particular but other artists like Ekali, Crystal Skies, and Trivecta, and is tightly packed at only 32 minutes long. But the standout track is “Her Symphony”.  The soothing female vocal honestly just gets stuck in your head and the song has a nuanced, almost classically-based melody.  It’s also not quite like what the other artists I’ve mentioned are creating, so appropriately it really stands out.

Right after the release of the album came an almost instantaneous release of “Baby Do”, featuring Maryland’s RapperJayCee.  It’s completely in a different space than the music in the album.  “Baby Do” is a radio-friendly earworm that draws from late 90’s and early 00’s europop like Alice Deejay and marries it with a likeable rap style that you might hear in releases by Big Sean and definitely Drake.  It’s also got a positive message about ‘just doing you’ – no need for phoniness when you’re trying to attract someone’s attention.  “Baby Do” is a real surprise and well-worth hearing – because you’ll keep playing it!