rincs are LA duo Rebecca Ramirez and Bjorn Winberg and their new single ‘Locked In’ is a gorgeously unassuming delight.

Ramirez’s voice is hauntingly melancholic and expressive, the instrumentation unadorned and brittle and the combination of the two delivers a beautifully evocative song:

And it’s not just about the sound and rhythm – the duo, coming from a literary background, take their lyrics seriously – the closeness and cosiness of the sound matching the themes of feeling trapped. The result is atmospheric, unassumingly cool and enigmatically poised.

The single is out now and available through Future Gods and all the usual download/stream sources. If you are in LA, you can see them live tonight – details here. I’m looking forward to hearing more from rincs.