Up Next: BANKS
Her name is Banks and she is causing quite a stir here in Los Angeles with her sexy new video for “Fall Over”, the title track from her debut EP (IamSound Records) out now. The video entails nothing more than her gorgeous half naked self rolling around in a barren room contemplating and struggling with the inner demons that linger from a broken relationship, and while that should be enough to capture our attention, it’s the raw and fragile nature that she projects both vocally and visually that consumes you. Her soulful and endearing vocals combined with electronically infused alternative pop tracks are similar to what we’ve been hearing from artists like Lana del Rey, Sky Ferreira, Fiona Apple and Mø, yet she maintains a unique individuality with her seemingly honest and naked approach to musical storytelling. There are no bells and whistles: no outlandish costumes nor an over-the-top approach to facilitating a stand out identity. And if you’d like to communicate with her yourself, she prefers real talk over virtual, revealing all of the information necessary to do so.