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Banks - Goddess - Cover

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Release-Date: 09.09.2014
Label: Harvest Records

01. Alibi
02. Goddess
03. Waiting Game
04. Brain
05. This Is What It Feels Like
06. You Should Know Where I’m Coming From
07. Stick
08. Fuck Em Only We Know
09. Drowning
10. Begging For Thread
11. Change
12. Someone New
13. Warm Water
14. Under The Table

NBHAP Rating: 3,5/5


Angel of dark pop tunes

On her debut LP BANKS continues her hypnotic and mysterious crossover between electronic and instrumental elements, always including minimalistic backing sounds which create this certain cold atmosphere in the American singer’s music. An extremely cool voice, honest and straight-to-the-point lyrics. Smart metaphors and easy play on words: this girl knows what she wants to tell her listeners.

Big voice and real emotions

Yes, the big electronic facade breaks on a few tracks and does not only reveal a closer look inside the musician’s heart, but also a listening to her vocal abilities. More acoustic-orientated pieces like You Should Know Where I’m Coming From or Under The Table show a different site of BANKS: louder voice, painfully messages. Calm, but strong pop ballads. Plus, they are a welcome break among the synthetic beats.

Chamber of black and grey

There are no bright colors in BANKS artistry. Her music is always surrounded by dark shades. Thick layers of black or grey. There isn’t even a wide perspective in it. Listening through Goddess, you might feel being locked up in a chamber with no open door. Luckily, this place consists of well produced tunes. So you might throw away the key.

BANKS shows off her inner ‘Goddess’ – sometimes mysterious and cold, sometimes vulnerable and exposed. A well-made debut which won’t disappoint belovers of more experimental pop music.