By Jonah Krueger, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Phebe-Schmidt/Banoffee]
Austrialian pop up-and-comer Banoffee announced on Wednesday, October 23 that her debut album, Look at Us Now Dad, will be released on February 21 via Cascine and Dot Dash. Along with the announcement, Banoffee shared the first single from the album, titled “Tennis Fan” (feat. Empress Of), and an accompanying music video directed by Lizzo.
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“It’s a song about rejecting the yuck stuff but it’s just as much about celebrating the good stuff,” Banoffee said about the single. “I think this video does a great job of showing how strong friendships can make anything unkind feel unimportant and trivial.”
The song, along with the rest of Look at Us Now Dad, was written in a period of rebirth for the singer, a theme which is prominent on the album. Following a mental breakdown, Banoffee moved from her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, where she examined and unpacked various factors of her mental health.
The album features the likes of SOPHIE, Empress Of, Cupcakke and Umru and was co-produced by Banoffee and Yves Rothman. Banoffee said that her time collaborating and recording “turned into a daytime slumber party of sorts, with all ideas being welcome and nothing deemed too silly.”
Banoffee has established herself as a prominent, growing figure in the experimental and PC Music-influenced brand of pop. Previously, she toured with Taylor Swift as part of Charlie XCX’s team, and Banoffee has made a name for herself with her strong melodies and left-field production.
Preorder Banoffee’s upcoming album here, and watch the new video for “Tennis Fan” below: