BINNY is the moniker of Maryland born and bred musician. His name derives from the Vietnamese Trị Bình, which means peace. Having sung before he could even talk, BINNY’s musicality runs deep in his veins. Growing up in a family of musicians, the artist learnt piano from the early age of six, before self-teaching the guitar and eventually onto songwriting.
Having worked with numerous artists and producers, BINNY soon decided to go it alone, enabling his music to follow it’s true path and ultimately shine with authenticity. BINNY seeks inspiration from a multitude of artists including Ariana Grande, Drake, Kim Petras, Justin Timberlake & Mariah Carey, pulling elements of the soulful, R&B greats and powerhouse vocalists.
Following the release of the debut single “Retrograde”, BINNY is unveiling „Deep End“. Narrating connecting with someone on a deeper level beyond the shallow aspects, the song touches on unintentionally falling for someone, acting as an anthem for f– boys with feelings. BINNY reveals, “Personally, I’m afraid of expressing intimate emotions but this song talks about letting go of any fears and diving into all of those romantic feelings and enjoying it.”
Mixed and mastered by Ellis Tucker (Sabrina Claudio, Kehlani), “Deep End” incorporates a variety of aquatic sounds, emanating a blissfully, floaty feeling through rippling beats and tranquil melodies. Inspired by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Jhene Aiko and Sabrina Claudio, BINNY wanted to invoke a similar sound of subtle vocals, pulling listeners in and seducing them. The ocean plays a big part both sonically and visually, with BINNY confiding, “Unfortunately, I was unable to go to the actual beach during the making of the video because of Coronavirus, so I used a projector to display ocean and water ripple images on a blank wall in my basement to shoot in front of.” Capturing the beauty and vastness of the ocean, “Deep End” portrays a calming atmosphere, bleeding with emotion and romance.
Admitting how both listening and writing music is equally therapeutic, BINNY hopes that by conveying his true emotions and thoughts may act as a form of medication for audiences. He also strives to represent Asian American’s in pop culture and mainstream music, something that he feels lacks enough recognition. He shares, “I hope to be a part of that change and be inspiration for other Asian Americans who want to pursue music.”
BINNY is also a fashion enthusiast, using style to express himself. The singer shares, “It’s also important for me that my music is translated visually in what I’m wearing.” Aside from songwriting, BINNY also grew up doing theater in school and took part in numerous productions. In college, he was a part of an award-winning a capella group that got to compete in the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) on Broadway.