Harmoniously melding sultry vocals with soulful electronica, Banks finds compatibility between radio-friendly rhythms and warm, charismatic lyrics. Sighting the likes of Lauryn Hill and Fiona Apple as inspirations, Banks' deliverance could perhaps be described as your favorite pop artist before they receive that laminated, sugar coat feel that so aptly takes away any genuine personality they once had. Reserved yet not afraid to show emotion, the vocalist, songwriter and producer flaunts her multi disciplines across a handful of heartfelt renditions, alongside stunning solo videos for hit singles "Fall Over" and "Warm Water" -- making her the buzz of the minute. While it might seem strange for an artist to culminate such a strong following without a full-length release, her acute collaborations with club and bass music's most promising -- Lil Silva, Mad Decent's Djemba Djemba and Snakehips -- has refined her pop allurement with added edge, bringing together seductive grooves with esoteric productions -- furthering her aesthetics onto other popular sub-genres. When asked for her Music Essentials, Banks provided a swathe of items that mirror her all-embracing persona. While musical must-haves include a notebook, an Axiom studio keyboard and an audio recorder, a crumpled note from her best friend, a "wish pill" and candles reflect Banks' sentimental side. Authentic by any means, she even shares with us a cardboard cut-away with her first ever set list listed. Banks is set to embark on a North American Tour with The Weeknd throughout September and October. Keep a lookout for her to hit a town near you.
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