Binaries – “Hush Money”


“Hush Money” showcases the creative electronic and rock synergy of Binaries, a trio based in the North East of England. “Hush Money” is a very striking debut single, melding spacey synth-laden intrigue and anthemic rock escalations. The band describe the track as “about someone who lies so much they start to believe those lies are truth.” They continue: “As an audience, we’re sort of witnessing the protagonist being found out as they try to hold on to what remains of their power.”

An electronic ardency is initially conveyed, with booming synths and dance-friendly percussive energy. The vocals’ emergence provides a lyrical salutation — “hello, it’s me,” — as the rhythmic intoxication and electronic elements converge with seamless cohesion. A more rock-friendly vigor takes hold past the first minute, where fierce guitar distortion complements the ghostly vocal lead, tonally showing shades of Thom Yorke. “Hush Money” is a decisively memorable debut from Binaries.

We’re excited to hear more from the act, especially since “Hush Money” represents the first single from Binaries’ upcoming album, which — per the project — was “created as a reaction to bleak, nugatory comfort of modern social technology that appears to be leading us through a quiet, calm decline.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.