There’s so much musical talent out there in the world, some you may know of or live next door to and some you don’t or won’t ever know exists. You won’t find them all, but with #UnderTheSpotlight we will let you in on the ones you really, really, really need to pay attention to!
Today’s #UnderTheSpotlight artist is BANKS.
Someone who can make an Aaliyah cover her own yet still sound this live is a very special someone. If anyone’s still looking for that somebody, Bank’s is their girl.
Banks, real name Jillian Banks (not to be confused with Lloyd Banks, the gruffly voiced rapper
from G-Unit) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. Who found her way to our ears back in 2013 with her London EP and lead singles ‘Waiting Game’ and ‘This is what it feels like’. We instantly became fans of the smooth, seductive and very addictive sound that was BANKS and began following her music closely on YouTube and SoundCloud. Falling more and more in love with every new original music she released.
We aren’t the only ones in love with Banks, as she had already been recognised by the BBC as a nominee for this years Sound of 2014 and is one of this year’s MTV Brand New Nominee. Good music never stay’s secret for too long.
Banks has her own unique sound, beautiful voice, and a welcoming Weeknd/XO‘esque vibe that is sure to attract new fans to her already growing following. In her own words her music is “an extension of me, of every mood that I’m in… my lyrics are the most raw and vulnerable and honest part of my mind.” With honest music being all the rage right now, get ready to hear a lot more of Banks (you won’t hear us complaint) as she releases her Debut album later this year.