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Binoy’s “BoysBoysBoys” and the Power of Representation

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Incorporating diverse musical elements and drawing from his personal experiences as a queer person of color, Binoy’s track “BoysBoysBoys” is a captivating exploration of sexual repression and the LGBTQ hookup culture. Co-produced by Arthur Besna, the song blends genres like Reggaeton, Bollywood, and Electronica, while incorporating a sitar to pay homage to Binoy’s Indian heritage.

With its infectious pop melody and bass-heavy beat, “BoysBoysBoys” is not only a dancefloor anthem but also sheds light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ community. Binoy’s lyrics delve into themes of desire, insecurity, and the pursuit of validation, reflecting on the intensity and complexities of queer men’s desires.

The track’s music video, featuring exclusively prominent queer actors and dancers of color such as Devin Way, Yai Ariza, Devon Day, and DaRon DayDay Bell, serves as a tribute to the visibility and struggles of queer people of color. By centering their narratives, Binoy aims to highlight the disproportionate impact of violence on this community.

Hailing from Nairobi, Kenya, Binoy’s upbringing in a diverse cultural landscape has influenced his unique music style. Blending cinematic pop with elements of his Indian ancestry and East African background, Binoy’s artistry showcases an honest and authentic expression of his identity.

With a narrative that navigates between vulnerability and empowerment, Binoy fearlessly takes creative risks and explores new territories in his music, seamlessly weaving together various styles and sounds.

“BoysBoysBoys” is a testament to Binoy’s commitment to representation, inclusivity, and the power of music to amplify marginalized voices.

Through his art, Binoy invites listeners to embrace their identities, celebrates diversity, and encourages conversations about the intricacies of love, acceptance, and self-discovery.

Stream on Spotify below.

 

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Barbie Edonia

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