binki Drops New Video “Landline”

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binki takes us on a surreal, 3D trip with his latest video “Landline,” directed by Joshua Parsons. From random meteorites to classic phone booths, “Landline” feels like you’re having a dream in the 90s. And while the video doesn’t have any Batman resemblance, the song is actually influenced by the Dark Knight as we see binki navigating through this world alone no matter how many groundbreaking communication technology surrounds him:

In his own words, “This song is about Batman…Not really but it does bear some similarities to his credo ‘I work alone’. I think in life as we grow and move along, we build connections and relationships which obviously serve to make us happy and make us feel alive. But on the other hand, it also opens us up for disappointment and feelings of neglect. On both sides. So there’s always a balancing act for me. For better or worse. I remember in school, if given the option to work in a group or work alone, I would always prefer to just do it myself. However, ‘Landline’ is primarily about a girl. The conflict of wanting to be with someone but also wanting to feel free and without responsibility. I don’t recommend closing yourself off from the world and I’m definitely not championing this idea but I guess it was on my mind at the time. Since writing this song I’ve become a swinger..”

The track is from his debut EP Motor Function, which is out now via Fader Label. binki is currently on tour with Glass Animals:

9/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

9/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

9/22 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater *

9/24 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Outdoor Amphitheater *

9/25 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival

* = support for Glass Animals