Maybe it’s our addiction to multi-colored cereals or affinity to immature jokes, but some of us can’t seem to shake off our inner child even when dealing with highly sensitive adult topics. Banji addresses that in their latest single “Listen” where through a chaotically harmonized soundscape they channel our immature hyperactivity when it comes to arguing. It’s comical, sarcastically endearing, and guilty as they capture the explosive chemistry of an immature confrontation. The song comes with a video where you get to see the band flex their food fight skills:
Speaking of the song, the band elaborated: “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.’”
“Listen” is out now via [PIAS] Recordings.