Banded Future is an American hip hop duo formed in 2021 in Los Angeles, California, consisting of rappers/singers Zap Rath and Jericho Law. In addition to their intricate lyrics, catchy melodies, and positive messages, the duo is best known for their musical abilities as both members play over a dozen musical instruments. The name Banded Future has several meanings. It projects the ideal of a more unified world. But, it also refers to bringing back the “band” or musicality to a very electronic and automated music industry. The name also refers to the duo earning their “bands” or stripes as successful veterans in the entertainment industry.
If there’s one word to describe this group, it’s “different.” They break all the rules and don’t think twice about it. They will mix genres, dress in costumes, address social issues, reach across generational gaps, and produce unconventional content. Banded Future is about more than music, and this isn’t another group trying to create an audience; instead they are creating a community. They want their fans to be involved and inspired by their mission. The goal is for their music to be a springboard for positively impacting the lives of their listeners.
Banded Future’s new single “Good Day” once again highlights their talents as they play every instrument on the track and literally form choirs of melodies just between the two of them. If that wasn’t enough, the song has a familiar catchiness that will instantly remind listeners of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” or Andre 3000’s “Hey Yah.” Banded Future, however, remains true to their depth with Good Day taking us where hip hop rarely goes. The song actually addresses mental health issues, and the infectious chorus is really a faith-filled mantra. A stark contrast from their debut single “We Don’t Care,” this song is “fun music” that is more in line with the nature of the group. All it takes is one listen, and “Good Day” will have you hooked!