Banoffee reflects on an intimate relationship in new single, ‘Never Get to F*ck Any1’
Over the past few years, Banoffee is becoming known as one of Australia’s most progressive pop artists. Her 2020 debut album, ‘Look At Us Now Dad’ was epic, featuring collaborations with the likes of SOPHIE, Empress Of, Cupcakke and Umru. With it she addressed deeply personal topics, and reflected them in light of hope, uplifting her audience in the face of abuse and adversity. Now, she turns towards her second album, ‘Teartracks’, a quintessential, ecstatic breakup record. Rather than an overarching message about life and mortality, like her debut album was, her sophomore effort is a more direct, vignette into the emotions of Banoffee post 2020.
To tease ‘Teartracks’ before its official release on October the 22nd, she’s released new single, ‘Never Get to F*ck Any1’. The track deals with a seemingly absurd, yet evidently real part of every breakup, the realisation you’ll never have intercourse again with that person. Despite ‘Never Get to F*ck Any1’s intense premise, it’s addressed in a lighthearted and personality fuelled way, channeling both emotions of shock and humour in equally nuanced ways.
“I wanted the record to track a couple of different emotions,” Banoffee says. “It goes from like, ‘You don’t love me enough’ to like, ‘Shit, I’m never gonna have sex like this again’, which is really materialistic and quite funny.”
Words by Parry Tritsiniotis