Tank and The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon, an album born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to breathe and double down on who they areas artists, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. The new work has evolved and pushed the band to a new level, shedding light on theirunique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of black life. “This has been one of the best attempts thus far at capturing what happens when we’re all playing at the same time,” notes the band. “Red Balloon is coming straight for your heart and your neck. It’s going to make you bop and think and love, hopefully, and even love people that look different.” Predominantly produced by Tank and the Bangas, the 16-track album was recorded at Bangaville Studiosin New Orleans and Revival Studios in Los Angeles. Red Balloon also includes contributions from Alex Isley, Masego, Quest love, Lalah Hathaway, Big Freedia, Jacob Collier, Trombone Shorty, The Hamiltones and Wayne Brady.