Banana Cream‘s “We’ll Shine” is a dreamy and ethereal lullaby. Its beeps and dings are the edge of falling asleep. You know that moment? You’re warm, surrounded and covered in blankets and pillows as you drift in and out of sleep. Reality gets a little fuzzy at that point — you’re in bed, but you’re somewhere else, too. You’re one foot in a dream.
For me, I get pulled back into a warm July day in 2013. I was sprawled out in the grass by a lake. Fish jumped, birds chirped, and kids laughed somewhere nearby while I read “Leaves of Grass.” This tune pulls me back to that moment, and the warmth of my bed can almost be mistaken for the warmth of the summer sun.
Banana Cream is the Commerce, California based lo-fi, bedroom music project created by multi-talented Will Gonzalez. He writes, records, mixes and produces for Banana Cream at his home studio.
I’m back in my bedroom and up in my head with Banana Cream. This dreamy bedroom pop project by Will Gonzalez is the sound of standing in the cold far past when you said you’d be home. Trying to cover a new tattoo. Delete a text message. Cover the liquor on your breath. Practicing to lie away the fun that occupied your night.
Gentle harmony and a heavy beat keep you moving while you fumble for your keys. Your immediate future looks grim, but it was worth it. You were you for just a little while.