New Orleans based nu-funk and spoken-word inspired group Tank And The Bangas Drops New Track ‘No ID’ from their new album ‘Red Baloon’ set for release on Friday 13th May, bringing many features
The hiatus of the pandemic gave the band space to breathe and double down on who they are as artists, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. The new work has evolved and pushes the band to a new level,shedding light on their unique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
Tank and The Bangas share, “This has been one of the best attempts thus far at capturing what happens when we’re all playing at the same time,” notes the band. “Red Balloon is coming straight for your heart and your neck. It’s going to make you bop and think and love, hopefully, and even love people that look different.”
Red Balloon also includes contributions from Jacob Collier, Trombone Shorty, The Hamiltones, Alex Isley, Masego, Questlove, Lalah Hathaway, Big Freedia, and Wayne Brady.
“No ID” is about not letting just anybody into your life; the song concludes with frontwoman and lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball singing, “If we gon’ go deeper, Ima need to see what’s beneath the surface of your smile and if you’re worth staying a while.”
In 2019, the band released their major-label debut, Green Balloon, on Verve Forecast to widespread critical praise. Last year, Tank and The Bangas released their EP Friend Goals, featuring CHIKA, Duckwrth, and PJ Morton.
Tank and The Bangas are Tarriona “Tank” Ball (frontwoman, lead vocals), Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute), Joshua Johnson (drums), and Norman Spence (keys).