BANKS Drowning

Brutal circumstances inspire brutal lyrics. Consider this scandalous snippet from the latest BANKS single: “From the girl who made you soup and tied your shoes when you were hurting/ You were not deserving.” The song, “Drowning,” is an angry fist-wave from a woman scorned. It’s not necessarily a triumphant vengeance, though, because she’s still drowning and all. Meanwhile, producer Al Shux conjures the same darkly seductive post-Weeknd vibe that has become BANKS’ calling card. It works! “Drowning” is another promising preview of her forthcoming full-length debut, Goddess. Hear it below.

Goddess is out 9/8 in the UK via Rough Trade and 9/9 in the US via Harvest. Pre-order it here.

Comments (5)
  1. It sounds like she was going for one of those ‘Ye / Drake-type whack lyrics with the soup line, but it didn’t quite pan out the way she intended. I’ll reserve my final judgement though, because if there is an opportunity not be missed here, it’s putting BANKS in a bowl of uneaten soup, drowning.

    The production is really what’s fixating about her music, and I’ve yet to encounter a weak spot in here.

  2. This album is gonna be huge

  3. Nice song, I like. :)

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