Madrid Singer/songwriter Mauricio Yrivarren –A.K.A. Binary Drift- releases the Indie Pop single “Velvet Hearts” on all streaming platforms now, it is the second single from Binary Drift’s second album “Mortido”.
Mauricio was heavily influenced by the UK ‘Britpop’ sound, and you can hear this coming through in his releases.
“Velvet Hearts is undoubtedly a Britpop song. Written on a sunny afternoon, this is the song that Liam wished Noel had written and Noel wishes Liam would sing. I got into playing music in my early teens (mid-90s) and I was heavy into Oasis who ruled the airwaves then and have been a major influence ever since. I hadn’t played my first guitar, passed down from my uncle, in a long time, and when I got it out of its case all these memories of getting together with friends as a teenager and trying to figure out chords and melodies came back to me. I wanted to capture those memories in writing. “Velvet Hearts” is about the power of friendship and the importance of staying true to oneself”. – Mauricio
When presented to producer Josemi Sánchez, he and Mauricio agreed that a palette of ‘classic’ rock sounds and tones would best suit “Velvet Hearts”. Opening with grand piano, the other instruments (guitar, bass, drums, and of course tambourine), gradually make their way into the song, leading to the exquisite first chorus. Josemi and Mauricio have given “Velvet Hearts” a classic feel and have tried to capture the spirit of classic writers like Lennon and McCartney.
Listen to ‘Velvet Hearts’ – BELOW: