Bananarama Releases New Song “Masquerade”
- Back in April, London-based pop duo Bananarama, consisting of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, announced their 12th studio album “Masquerade” would be released on July 22, 2022.
It is their first album in three years since the 2019 album “In Stereo”.
The album comprises 11-track. Sara Dallin explained, “I love writing songs it’s probably my favourite part. Shutting myself away and coming up with ideas and then telling a story in less than 4 minutes, it really is quite an art.” Keren Woodward added: “Arranging the music, vocals and harmonies really is our forte.”
Sara Dallin continued, “When I was in lockdown, there were a lot of conversations happening to do with inclusivity, diversity and gender and racial equality. And that kind of led to this idea of ‘masquerade’: how you present yourself in different ways depending on the situation, but really, you just want people to live how they want to live. It’s a song we’re really very proud of.”
From the album the duo released the title track as the second single off along with a music video, following “Favourite”.
The track was written by Ian Masterson, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. Produced by Ian Masterson.
The new album will mark 40 years of Bananarama – and a string of live shows and further surprises are also planned this year to mark the anniversary.
”When we started out, we could never have envisaged that we would be doing this for 40 years,” Sara Dallin said. “I remember in the early days, I was 26 at the time, and someone in an interview said we were pushing 30 and we were getting a bit old to make music. Women in the music industry were seen as having a shelf life.”
- source : Apple Music