While on tour with The Weeknd in 2013, LA–based songstress Banks earned attention for her sensual dark–pop music, which is a perfect complement to The Weeknd’s provocative lyrics and diaphanous vocals. Her hypnotic voice and reverberating beats have inspired remixes by producers such as Ta–ku, Kaytranada and Snakehips. In her debut album “Goddess,” Banks showcases her seductive sound and offers a promising launch to her career. Her sound has a twinge of vulnerability and sadness, but more than anything, it’s sexy—like a bedroom whisper heard past midnight. In the title track “Goddess,” she belts out “fucking with a goddess and you get a little colder” in her soulful falsetto over a throbbing electronic beat. The album is a complete repertoire, fully exceeding any expectations. Don’t miss her at Union Transfer on September 27th.


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