What’s it all for? /// Banana Chant /// EP141:Part1

More In Common

Oct 21 2021 • 32 mins

We all work with people with who we don't always see eye to eye.  Sometimes it's our closest relationships that challenge us the most.  Put those two together, and it can be a challenge to accomplish what you set out to.

Banana Chant embodies the struggles and the way to resolve those struggles in order to accomplish the common goal.

A group that produces amazing music has to navigate the nuances of relationships, responsibilities, and the dynamics of a team environment.

Banana Chant gracefully navigates those challenges and tells us about it in Part 1 of this conversation.

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Today is a More In Common first…a full band…Banana Chant.  They are an up-and-coming Alternative Rock Band located in Miami, Florida. With influences such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Young The Giant, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles, Banana Chant's music is deeply rooted in an authentic appreciation for good old-fashioned rock and roll.

A 4 piece band made up of Gilexson (Singer/Songwriter), Tanis Perez (Guitarist), Vanessa Faith (Bassist), and Doof (Drummer), Banana Chant strives to make music that they personally like to hear. It is not for monetary gain but for the love of music that keeps Banana Chant going. They have one EP released, "The Balloon Room," and an album, "Paying off Student Loans," which was released on March 20, 2021.

Their most recent video, "Floating," is the bands' self-proclaimed magnum opus.  A song about isolation and addition, providing a haunting ghostlike quality with relaxed drums and a colorful bassline. The chorus is euphoric as Gilexson's falsetto, and Vanessa's harmonies drift directly into your heart.

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Topics we discuss:

  • Understanding the goals of a Conversation
    • Managing emotions
    • Listening as a mode of creation
  • Managing the differences within the band
    • Individual vs. band goals
    • Finding the balance with Band and other priorities
    • Managing Resent
  • Their Origin story and what keeps them together

References:

Credits:

Music:

Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

All music created by DJ Rufbeats

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