“Clay Pigeon” by binki

"Clay Pigeon" by binki is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the artist's forthcoming release Motor Function
"Clay Pigeon" by binki

In 2018, binki released his debut single “Marco,” then headed to New York City where he grew an audience with additional Singles “Wiggle,” “Sea Sick,” and the bright-eyed track “Heybb!” followed by opening spots for Still Woozy, BENNEE and Johnny Utah.

fast forward to 2020, bikini was ready to throw himself back into the music at the top of last year. But the pandemic proved too tall of a hurdle. “My lyrics are typically inspired by my day-to-day experiences. They come out like vomit. [Being in quarantine] I was in this position where I had a massive desire to make stuff but the obstacles were just too big.”

Rather than forcing the inevitable, binki instead fought off the atrophy by sharpening his music theory skills and immersing himself in the catalogs of iconoclasts such as David Bowie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Lou Reed. Once quarantine clouds began to part, a new batch of “anti-love songs” began to reveal themselves.

“My first songs were based in reality, but it was really me fantasizing, for the most part, about what love could be,” binki says. “Now, I’m facing reality and it’s just more nuanced. It feels more honest.”

This week, binki announced his debut EP Motor Function, along with new single “Clay Pigeon.” A clay pigeon is someone I want to open up to me or invest time in, but I’m not willing to do the same. I wanna play along but I got no skin in the game. I was in a situation where I was more focused on my dreams than building a relationship. I think it happens to a lot people and I’m just trying to navigate those feelings in this song.”

Motor Function was Produced by Justin Raisen and his brother Jeremiah (Yves Tumor, Charlie XCX).

Motor Function
Track Listing
The Fader Label

1- Clay Pigeon
2 – Landline
3 – Revolve
4 – Invisible Fence