SonReal Shares “bananas”

After a huge success with his March 26th single “bank on me,” SonReal returns with the track and video “bananas.” “bananas” is bouncy and positive, showcasing SonReal’s fresh, low-key hip hop influences and eternal inner light. Additionally, SonReal is announcing a U.S. Fall Tour with Andy Mineo.

“All I remember with creating ‘bananas’ was absolutely losing my mind in the studio. I did like 5 verses on that song just because the beat slapped so hard. It’s one of those records you want to perform live as soon as it’s recorded” – SonReal

Opening with a earworm-worthy melody of bright guitar and beat-ready piano, “bananas” drops in quick like a summer heat wave with a sunny discovery: “everything I need is right in front of my face.”

Ever the chameleon, SonReal defies categorization. With a hat tip to Tom Petty in the chorus and a grateful nod to his mother, he pays homage to his influences. (Mac Miller – “When I heard that Malcom died / I put my head against the wall”). In the final verse, SonReal concludes with, “..then I called my mother, told her that I love her ’cause I know that / everything I need is right in front of my face.” It invokes a sense of gratitude dashed with melancholy.

From the melody and lyrics, to the artwork and careful attention to detail in the creative direction, Bananas reminds us to chill out, work hard, and to give thanks to the little things in life. It’s all we’ve got.