After hitting fans with a triple dose of their brand of cheeriness with singles like “Nice Things,” “Hot Air Balloons” and “Forgetfulness,” GRAMMY nominees Tank and The Bangas return with a much different vibe on their latest single “Dope Girl Magic.”
In the song, Tarriona “Tank” Ball‘s sing-songy cadence gives way to that of a full-on emcee. In the process, she proves that she is equally adept at spitting rhymes as she is at singing her face off and showing why she is the epitome of “dope girl magic.”
The Jake Wilson-directed video is also a sharp departure from the more colorful, light-hearted approach taken in the aforementioned taken from the band’s most recent album, Green Balloon. Instead, the black-and-white treatment presents the perfect backdrop for the song’s darker feel while also staying true to the band’s quirky image. Even when they’re playing tough, the individual personalities of Tank and her crew shines through.
Up next for the New Orleans-based band are this weekend’s 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards where they are up for the Best New Artist award. Of the honor, Tank recently expressed the group’s excitement at nabbing their first GRAMMY nod. “People like us can win a GRAMMY, regular people, chill people that did not come from this amazing legacy of other famous people or whatever,” Tank said. “It’s not a gimmick, that you can do your thing, that you can make your music, and that people will, they’ll get it.”