Saturday, June 03, 2023

‘Doomsday’ by binki: the unique dream-pop sound of the summer.

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Green Day and Tyler, the Creator collaborated on an album together? The answer is ‘Doomsday’, the latest single from artist binki.

Mixing elements of punk, dream-pop, hip-hop, and rap, binki creates an extremely unique sound that has arrived just in time for summer. The American-born musician Baraka Ongeri, better known as binki, has risen to popularity in recent years for his one-of-a-kind sound.

The upbeat ‘Doomsday’ is the third single that has been released by binki this year. The single features three songs which will go on to be a part of Ongeri’s forthcoming EP ‘Antennae’ due to be released on the 16th of June. 

The three songs featured on the single, ‘Doomsday’, ‘Rocket Ship’, and ‘Hotel Window’ all vary in sound, yet each song features heavily distorted guitar riffs and complex drumming patterns. It is clear binki has found inspiration in iconic rock legends such as Siouxsie Sioux and Lou Reed. These rock elements combined with a mix of singing and rap, which is a nod to his love for artists like Childish Gambino and, the aforementioned, Tyler, the Creator, is what makes ‘Doomsday’ sound unlike anything that is being released right now. 

The diversity of ‘Doomsday’ makes the single appealing to a very wide audience, showing the talent that binki holds. The first track has an upbeat and fun feel to it, with binki leaning heavily into his indie influences, whereas the second track ‘Rocket Ship’ has a heavier tone and is more rap based. The third track, ‘Hotel Window’, could be seen as a fusion of the first two songs with the track being surprisingly reminiscent of artists like Slowthai or early Jamie T

Without having yet released a full album, binki has been racking up millions of streams and thousands of monthly listeners. It is clear that he is one to watch out for. 


Jodie Marshall 


Image: ‘Doomsday’ Official Album Cover

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