Jank Setup might be known for their performances at some of the wildest house parties in town. The local New Orleans group banded together in 2017 and have sold out an impressive run of shows since then.
Their latest single, “Can’t I” just further solidifies the group’s reputation for colorful grooves a classic New Orleans flair. Their newest single is a recreation of their infectious live performances and a testament to the trials and vulnerabilities of modern love.
“(The song) ‘Can’t I’ comments on the insecurity and toxicity of hookup culture. The song tells a story of someone who knows that they’re being taken advantage of but can’t stop chasing empty love.”
– Jank Setup
They self-describe their sound as “looking to embrace chaos and disorder, and this second single perfectly encapsulates this raw energy. Their smooth and confident vocals are reminiscent of early R&B singers, but their brass and percussion chops are modern in spirit. Think James Brown meets Anderson.Paak.
Earlier this year, the band’s loyal fans helped them sell out Tipitina’s. While the tight-knit five-piece may have started out causing mayhem at house parties, we have no doubt that Jank Setup is on the rise. Be on the lookout for more releases from the Big Easy artists, and stream their latest single below.
“Can’t I?” by Jank Setup: