To coincide with Black History Month, Best New Artist Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas debut their new song, “Black Folk,” featuring Alex Isley and Masego. “Black Folk” is the latest track to be revealed from the band’s third studio album, Red Balloon, set for release on May 13 via Verve Forecast.
Of “Black Folk,” frontwoman and lead vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball says, “The song is about my love for Black people—everything that they are, everything that they do, their hair, the little girls, Jazzfest. All the beautiful things about us and the things that we like to cover up with pain, laughter, food and music, the family secrets, all of it. The way we look at other Black people that have so-called ‘made it,’ like Cicely Tyson and Serena Williams and Tyler Perry. It’s an ode to Black people.”