TO RELEASE NEW EP FRIEND GOALS
FEATURED COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE CHIKA, DUCKWRTH, PJ MORTON AND MORE
2020 “BEST NEW ARTIST” GRAMMY NOMINEE
2020 “Best New Artist” Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas debut their latest single, “To Be Real,”; listen to the song HERE. Featuring vocal contributions from Hasizzle, Keedy Black and Big Choo, the track appears on the band’s new EP, Friend Goals, out on November 20 via Verve Forecast. Fans can pre-save the EP HERE.
“It feels so good to do a song that influences grew right out of our very own backyard in New Orleans. With artists like Hasizzle, Keedy Black, Big Choo and Peter CottonTale, we cultivated a unique piece of work that feels homegrown because of these artists. Bounce music is so special to the people of New Orleans because we grew up with it. We shake a long day away and twerk like our ex is watching (lol), it’s time for us to bring it back and work with some special artists that only New Orleans can provide. This the one y’all,” notes Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball (frontwoman and lead vocalist).
Most recently, the group released the EP’s lead single, “Self Care,” to critical praise—Teen Vogue proclaimed, “[‘Self Care’ is] a fun, smooth, compelling tune that proves once again that Tank and the Bangas are some of the most interesting musicians creating right now. Plus that flute hook is seriously addictive,” while Consequence of Sound furthered, “The track itself is exactly what we need in 2020, an ode to being with yourself and being damn okay with it.” Watch/share the video HERE.
The group recorded the EP at friends’ home studios in Chicago and New Orleans as well as bandmember Albert Allenback’s (alto saxophone, flute) house. Most of Friend Goals was created during quarantine using Zoom while also abiding by local social distancing guidelines.
Friend Goals also includes numerous musical contributions from various friends the band has made throughout their career including CHIKA, Duckwrth and PJ Morton as well as a number of New Orleans-based creatives.
The EP follows the release of the New Orleans-based band’s major label debut, Green Balloon, which arrived in 2019 to widespread critical praise.
Tank and The Bangas are Ball (frontwoman, lead vocals), Allenback (alto saxophone, flute), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Norman Spence (keys).
FRIEND GOALS TRACKLIST
1. Fluff (featuring Duckwrth)
2. Self Care (featuring Jaime Woods, Orleans Big, Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph)
3. TSA (featuring PJ Morton)
4. Mr. Insta (featuring CHIKA)
5. To Be Real (featuring Hasizzle, Keedy Black, Big Choo)
6. Friend Goals (featuring Pell)