Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the accomplished slam poet and mesmerizing frontwoman of Grammy-nominated NOLA favorites Tank and the Bangas, has detailed the release of her debut poetry book, Vulnerable AF. Due out in June, the new book deals with themes of infatuation, love, and heartbreak as Tank recounts her first romantic relationship.

“I wrote this book without any thoughts of them ever seeing the light of day,” Ball explains in a press release. “I was sad, I was happy, I was vulnerable with myself and I wrote every single feeling down. So here it is, my first book of poems, Vulnerable AF.

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Tank and the Bangas recently released their latest EP, Friend Goals. Listen to the album and check out the music video for the single “To Be Real” here.

The genre-blending outfit has consistently found ways to entertain its global fanbase throughout the pandemic-imposed touring shutdown. In addition to performances on 2020 Live For Live Music virtual festivals Justice Comes Alive and Georgia Comes Alive, the band recently joined the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a special livestream performance. Tank also recently joined The Soul Rebels and Big Freedia for a remote performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Check out some promotional photos shared ahead of the release below and pre-order your copy of the new poetry book Vulnerable AF by Tarriona “Tank” Ball here.


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