Melbourne-born, LA-based multidisciplinary artist Banoffee (aka Martha Brown) has returned with new single ‘Muscle Memory’, it’s is the first new music since 2015’s SOPHIE co-production ‘Ripe’. Watch the accompanying video below!
Written during a breakup, Banoffee explains, “Muscle Memory is about living in that phantom realm, where your body still feels in a two places at once. I wrote it to capture the feeling of when u touch someone and suddenly remember every point of contact you’ve ever had with that person. At a point of true sorrow in my life I wrote muscle memory as a plea for one last glimpse of a something that was long gone.”
A relocation to LA in 2017 offered up a fresh creative start for her without preconceptions. The past few months have seen her collaborate with the likes of SOPHIE, HTML flowers, l8loomer as well as join Charli XCX’s live band and tour with her as she supports Taylor Swift’s Reputation World Tour.
The other massive gear shift has been in psyche. Where previous EPs were written as tools to deal with anxiety, the new material is intended to be far less introspective. The songs remain dark, though seek to inspire contentment instead. Banoffee is interested in the future of a more hyper textualised vein of pop, one that pushes its listeners outside of their comfort zone.
Stream / purchase ‘Muscle Memory’: https://banoffee.lnk.to/muscle-memory
BANOFFEE UPCOMING SHOWS
Tuesday 1st January – The First NYD Festival
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne