Tank & The Bangas Announce New Album ‘Red Balloon’ & Share Single

Watch the video for “No ID,” the forthcoming LP’s lead single.

By Scott Bernstein Jan 28, 2022 8:03 am PST

Tank and the Bangas return with a new studio album entitled Red Balloon, which arrives via Verve Forecast on May 13. The New Orleans-based quartet today unveiled the LP’s lead single, “No ID.”

Birthed out of the pause in touring due to the pandemic, the band’s third studio album features 16 tracks recorded at Revival Studios in Los Angels and Bangaville Studios in their hometown of New Orleans. “The hiatus gave the band space to breathe and double down on who they are as artists, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group,” noted press materials detailing the follow-up to the 2019 full-length Green Balloon and 2021 EP Friend Goals. “The new work has evolved and pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.”

“This has been one of the best attempts thus far at capturing what happens when we’re all playing at the same time,” stated Tank & The Bangas in a press release. “Red Balloon is coming straight for your heart and your neck. It’s going to make you bop and think and love, hopefully, and even love people that look different.” Contributors to Red Balloon include Alex Isley, Masego, Questlove, Lalah Hathaway, Big Freedia, Jacob Collier, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Hamiltones, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady.

“No ID” came with an accompanying video directed and edited by Phillip Youmans. Watch the visual, which premiered via Consequence, below:

Red Balloon Tracklist

  1. Intro (featuring Wayne Brady)
  2. Mr. Bluebell
  3. Anxiety
  4. Oak Tree
  5. Communion In My Cup (featuring The Hamiltones)
  6. Who’s In Charge
  7. Why Try
  8. No ID
  9. Black Folk (featuring Alex Isley and Masego)
  10. Café Du Monde (featuring Jamison Ross and Trombone Shorty)
  11. Easy Goes It (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
  12. Stolen Fruit
  13. Big (featuring Big Freedia)
  14. Heavy
  15. Jellyfish
  16. Where Do We Go (featuring Lalah Hathaway and Jacob Collier)

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