In the midst of their Coachella performances, Tank and The Bangas infused a multitude of melodies together to create the ultimate dating atmosphere. Elaborating on the viral dating sensation, the group has laid out the “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” plan.
The group is made up of Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball and bandmates Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums and Albert Allenback on alto saxophone, flute and Norman Spence on synth and bass. The group became popular after appearing on an episode of NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series where they performed their energetically animated single, “Quick.”
“Smoke.Netflix.Chill” follows the stages in a relationship. From the good times to the bad, the track embodies the group’s theatrics.
“You used to come over and roll up,” Tank sings. “Nowadays, honestly you don’t show up / You’re only consistent with being inconsistent / Grow up.” Then, in the chorus, she repeats the line, “Smoke Netflix chill, Smoke Netflix chill Smoke Netflix chill, Just be honest.”
In a short letter to NPR, Tank detailed the song’s curation:
“I wanted to tell this story from a girl’s perspective — a girl that actually wants to chill, instead of the guy pushing for it,” she explained. “I wanted to see where that could go. I’ve never written so many verses to one song! But it was so worth it to see the story in my head actually come to life. The organic feel comes from the fricky, fricky, fresh scratches from New Orleans own Dj Rq Away, the smooth, ever-so melodic sounds and beatboxing from Harbinger project, the male overtones from Alfred Banks, and myself and the Bangas — [it] created a feel that set the tone for true down-to-Mars magic! I went to a time when girls were confident if they were into you and it didn’t take away from their fly. We took it back.”