Based in Los Angeles, Banks has been mysteriously toeing the electronic/R&B scene for the past couple of months by releasing single after single with respected producer after respected producer. She first appeared on Lil Silva’s track "Work" back in January of this year, followed by the singles “Before I Ever Met You” (remixed by SOHN), “Fall Over,” and “Warm Water” (produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs). Simply put, she’s the lovechild of Fiona Apple and the Fugees if they were into UK Bass and lived in Los Angeles.
London, her new EP released today on Harvest Records (Death Grips, together PANGEA, White Lies), features the previously released tracks “Waiting Game” and “This Is What It Feels Like,” along with our personal favorite “Bedroom Wall” and “Change.” London follows the events of a relationship forever on the edge of breaking, beginning with “Waiting Game,” an open letter describing her fears of pursuing a part-time lover
Baby I’m thinking it over
What if the way we started made it something cursed from the start
What if it only gets colder
Would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart
‘Cause lately I’ve been scared of even thinking ‘bout where we are
followed by “This Is What It Feels Like” (produced by Lil Silva and Jamie Woon), a song exploring the swelling and shrinking feelings of human interaction. Chanting “do I have to write in on your bedroom wall, you fool,” Banks continues to express the frustration of unrequited love in the song “Bedroom Wall,” while the finale, “Change” emits a sense of defeat and anger as an impossibly negative partner offers to change and do right by her.
Banks will be supporting The Weeknd on his North American tour with Anna Lunoe this fall and then will be back in Los Angeles to hopefully begin recording a full-length album.