Melbourne duo BANTA. have teamed up with Jade Alice for a deliciously Swedish-esque slice of home-grown pop called ‘Hold’.
There’s a real Swedish pop vibe going on here; harking back to some of the glimmering days of Robyn’s ‘Body Talk’ era. BANTA.’s production is complemented perfectly by Jade’s sublime vocal performance.
And it’s a track that will connect with a lot of people thanks to its lyrical content.
“‘Hold’ is about a feeling of urgency, when you need to be close to someone and have that physical reassurance,” Jade reveals. “Sometimes that person may not be good or healthy for you, it can be both a necessity and a hindrance to one’s self.
“Inspired by personal experience, the lyrics capture an honest perspective on desire within relationships.”
We’re told that ‘Hold’ is the first in a series of three tracks to be unveiled across the course of 2020.
And if this first taste is any indication, 2020’s going to be quite a ride for BANTA.