Ep. 51 – Green Balloon
We’re closing season four with an all new episode, inspired by Grammy-nominated group Tank and the Bangas’ 2019 album Green Balloon.
In a week filled with many emotions, mostly of anger and frustration, revisiting Green Balloon offered a welcomed distraction, and was the catalyst for our discussion on authenticity and the tedious but necessary journey of self-discovery.
Lead singer Tank shared on Instagram shortly before the album’s release that Green Balloon makes her feel “like the girl I was in middle school. Every song resonates to each person I was in my life up until now. I’ve been “green” with envy, green with naïveté; I’ve bought green and gotten High, I’ve felt like a balloon…full of myself and floating away and also held down. And like all green things…I’ve also changed, and I’ve grown. Green Balloon is every version of myself that I’ve met so far.” We felt that.
Like many, the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has devastated us. We send out condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family and friends. We discuss this tragedy and ask the question we’ve seemingly asked one thousand times: WHY ARE YOU KILLING US?