ALBUM REVIEW: Banoffee – Look At Us Now Dad

Layering her sonical palette with DIY beats and an unique creative frequency, Banoffee has always made sure she has remained experimental at her core. Her debut album ‘Look At Us Now Dad’ is a diverse collection of tracks that dive into the PC pop world she’s immersed herself within but also hears her thickening out her electronic dance references. 

From the opening moments of ‘Tennis Fan’ featuring Empress of, she immediately foreshadows the strength in her songwriting on this record with catchy pop hooks that will immediately get stuck in your head. 

From the sassy ‘Fuckwit’ and ‘One Night Stand’ to the empowering ‘This Is For Me’ there are some impressive pop earworms that will immediately become fan favourites and will translate to become standouts in her live set.

‘Contagious’ smoothens out the pop sonic and hears her opening up and getting a little bit more vulnerable with listeners. 

“If you want space, I’ll give you all I’ve got. Think I’m contagious with something you don’t want” she sings during the dreamy hook as she reflects on a break up that she feels confused about and doesn’t want to believe is actually happening.

The vulnerable moments keep on rolling with the raw and ultimately personal ‘Permission’, which is a track you just need to listen to for yourself and experience because it’s so intense and raw. 

Circling back to the energetic sonic, the bouncy ‘Ripe’ featuring Cupcakke gives listeners one last euphoric moment before she closes the record with the cathartic title track, ‘Look At Us Now Dad’. 

Finding empathy towards her father for the trauma he suffered as a kid as well as exploring the inter-generational effects it can have on a family, this feels like a very vulnerable and perfect way to close her debut album. 

From start to finish, ‘Look At Us Now Dad’ is a record that delivers a cohesive flow of experimentation that explores the different sides of who Banoffee is as an artist. Segued together by interludes, she allows listeners to immerse themselves within the storylines, emotions and vibes that radiate throughout the collection.