On September 9, 2014 Los Angeles songstress BANKS releases her highly anticipated debut album, GODDESS, a gorgeous fourteen song collection that instantly affirms why the bewitching and beguiling singer has rapidly become one of 2014’s most exciting new artists.
Since the release of her debut EP, LONDON, in 2013 BANKS has gone from being L.A.’s best kept secret to an international phenomenon who has sold-out headlining shows around the world, graced the cover of V Magazine’s music issue alongside Lorde and Haim, and landed in the Top 3 of BBC’s highly lauded Sound of 2014 poll, whose previous nominees have included Adele, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, and more.
The EP’s four luminous tracks introduced music lovers to BANKS’ dark sonic world – a place where mid-90s Aaliyah R&B meets glitch electro sparks; where the intense emotionality of early Fiona Apple meets an expressive, velveteen voice capable of wrapping itself around a perfectly- formed chorus. On GODDESS, BANKS delivers on these sounds and more. The debut is a hypnotic, visceral debut – a testament to BANKS’ core songwriting chops and her innovative production choices.