‘Ripe’ has pure summer smash written all over it. The track’s bouncing bassline and manipulated vocal top line (that comes with a PC Music sounding flavour) is so infectious that it might just make you puke!
But that’s Banoffee’s aim – the track is intended as a subversive comment on the “disgustingness of consumerism” by making a mainstream pop sound so sugar coated that it’s sour. That said you’re still going to want to hit repeat on this one.
Here’s what the LA-based artist had to say about becoming Banoffee:
Banoffee started as a lifeboat, something to hop onto when the real world seemed too dangerous. As the project grew I realised I was no longer stepping onto a lifeboat. I had become the boat and the water. Every aspect of the world I created became an organ that served my machine.This release is the exploration of my new vehicle. I wanted to see through Banoffee, dance as it, smell as it. Humanness became irrelevant and melted into some sort of wonky life form. This record is the joining of two bodies; it’s the soundtrack to a process that began with ‘Ninja’ and is now this latest release. I created a world and it ate me. Sort of. Or I ate it. Working in new places forced me to try new techniques and approaches to writing- ripe came out of that. I wanted to make something that made my tongue itch like when I smell salt and vinegar chips, like grazed knees or sucking lemons. I’m testing my new machine and ‘Ripe’ is my first reaction.