On her new single “Beggin For Thread,” the big-in-England singer-songwriter BANKS sounds something like a genetic fusion of Fiona Apple and James Blake, and I consider that to be high praise indeed. In the stark, intense, mostly black-and-white video for the track, we see BANKS on a soundstage, surrounded by interpretive dancers and at least one white horse. But the real reason to watch it is BANKS’ face. The way she stares down the camera is pretty fucking impressive. The video is below.
BANKS’ debut album Goddess is out 9/9 on Harvest.