2014-05-20T10:34:30-04:00 2014-05-20T20:20:49-04:00

BANKS has us "Drowning" in our own tears

If there are two things BANKS is known for it’s smouldering vocals and her impeccable choice of producers. For her latest release in a growing collection of exceptional work entitled “Drowning”, the L.A. singer enlisted the famed Al Shux to concoct a complimentary backing for her sultry voice and despairing lyrics.

It’s no surpise that Shux, a veteran in the business best known for his work on Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”, could create a simple yet heavy set of hip-hop beats to highlight a voice so souful you can’t help but sigh when you hear it. The syncophantic throbing gives an edge to the sorrowful situation of being hooked on a toxic love drug, the strength of that drug evident in the lyrics: “A girl who made you soup and tied your shoes when you were hurting / You are not deserving”. BANKS illustrates the very real and relatable compulsion to stay submerged in the polluted waters of a relationship and the damage it can cause. We really feel the pain because we couldn’t help but become addicted to BANKS.

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  • 2014-05-19
Electronic · Hip-Hop


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