The Fool The World
The She in the song is the Anima, the unconscious feminine. I started learning and reading tarot for myself about 3 years ago. It’s Jodorowsky that inspired me to do so and later Jung’s work on Archetypes. This process with the cards is ultimately a way to connect with my intuition. I spent most of my life repressing my feminine side. I understand now that I was conditioned this way by school, my family, my environment. It brought a lot of confusion and fear in me because there were a lot of things that I couldn’t understand with my rational mind.
3 South & Banana LP
"Radiant, oceanic, translucent and even cosmic with a Gallic shrug of wistful fatalism, the 3 South & Banana cosmos of rooftop fauna wonderment is a swell place to be in these dark, uncertain times. And so behold this psychedelic pop light.
I absolutely love this album, and so should you."
Monolith Cocktail Album Premiere
"The song goes on with an overarching lyrical theme of emotional enlightenment and of emancipation from cares and troubles. He sings of soaring into the stratosphere and of tuning into his own mind. “I was deaf“ he goes on “But now I hear/the atmosphere/inside my head“.
Such is the buoyant, shining energy of this music you may well find yourself joining the guy in taking a load off the ol‘ noodle, and as soon as the Corona lockdown is over, this single will be the theme tune to your sun drenched adventures."
Bla Bla Bla Single
“BLABLABLA” is a psychedelic mesh that ultimately defies musical boundaries, from poppy guitar to futuristic synth melodies and punchy drums, which are even reminiscent of afro-beat in the song’s bridge. The theremin counter melody adds an extra kaleidoscopic dimension to the track, making 3 South & Banana stand out from his experimental psych-pop peers."
-The Line Of Best Fit-
Rooftop Trees EP
“The sound, and indeed the vision that follows is equally entrancing” Indie Berlin
"when it’s done this well, with this much intriguing variety, it’s a style that won’t stay out of the limelight for long"
For The Rabbits - EP premiere
Music video directed, edited, and performed by 3 South & Banana. Special thanks to Claud Togo for help with filming and moving the light!
This video was shot with an iphone in 3S&B Studios, Lichtenberg, Berlin.
Fake Jungle is a lush, cosmic pop nugget that explores the theme of overcoming fear and doubt, via a surreal anecdote from Bernard’s time playing as a session drummer in Las Vegas, “one night James Brown came and sat in with a band I was playing with. I honestly could not play well. It was fear. Fear of not being good enough for James Brown”. The track title is a reference to the hotel Mirage in Las Vegas where Bernard played, which features a fake greenhouse jungle, and Bernard drew musical inspiration for the track from American psych-soul artist Shuggie Otis.