Wednesday 18 November 2020

WATCH: Banji - 'Listen'

If it's a juicy ear-worm you're after, then look no further than Dutch 4-piece Banji and their debut single Listen. Gloriously named because you should most certainly do just that. Oh to be at a gig enjoying this one live.... They're making waves in their native Netherlands, with a slot supporting Belgian icons Balthazar and a Vampire Weekend after-part set under their belts. Rightly so - I'm loving this and can't wait to hear more. 

The track's video, created by Pasqual Amade, makes it clear that the band don't take themselves too seriously, treading the line between 'bratty and endearing' carefully amidst the food fights and family arguments. As the band explain... "the instrumental to this track felt very lively and energetic. There are a lot of little elements hidden in the music, almost as if they're constantly trying to talk through each other. I took that concept and pictured a couple sitting at a dinner table. 'Listen' ended up being a song about favouring child-like stubbornness over maturity. The inability to filter thoughts, and instead, trying to talk your way out. It's basically me saying to myself 'things would be a lot easier if you just listened'."

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