Banoffee’s “Contagious” Is An Eerie Journey Of Loneliness

From upcoming debut record ‘Look At Us Now Dad’

Photo: Julian Bouchan

Banoffee puts loneliness through an enigmatically eerie lens in her new video “Contagious” where we see her navigating through an empty, dark landscape wearing a wedding dress. Awash in purple lights, Banoffee captures the soul-eating desire to have someone to give us emotional safety:

“The video is about loneliness and the feelings of ostracisation that arise when your issues seem too much for the world to handle. It follows a woman roaming the landscape in a wedding dress, totally prepared to give herself up to something, yet completely alone and isolated by her sadness. The circles in the clip represent a safety zone, something I created for myself when I felt like I had to hide what I was going through in order to seem fit for love or friendship. I wanted the video to evoke a sense of longing and eeriness, like everyone has gone home, fed up with the things I still need and crave…” explained Banoffee.

The track is from Banoffee’s upcoming debut record Look At Us Now Dad, out on February 21st. She’s also kicking off tour soon:

3/16-21/20 – Austin TX @ SXSW

3/27/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

4/2/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

4/3/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon