Release Date: Sep 10, 2013
Record label: Harvest
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Los Angeles vocalist BANKS has grown quite a reputation in a short time. It all started with her sultry single "Warm Water" which was produced by T.E.E.D. (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs). It was a somber loungy beat driven single that captivated many ears. Her soothing vocals along with the ….
Sultry. Sultry, sultry, sultry, sultry, sultry. That’s not just a way to pad out the word count of this review, it’s also the word that’s been most used to describe the music of Los Angeles singer Banks since she appeared on the scene with the, ahem, sultry ‘Before I Ever Met You’ single back at the beginning of the year. With a voice that begins somewhere deep in the heart and gets more seductive and husky as it rises through her body, Banks was immediately on to a winner.
opinion byBRENDAN FRANK Jillian Banks is unusually interested in developing a personal relationship with her listeners. Although she gets her manager to handle all of her social media pages, a personal cell number is posted on her Facebook profile, and she encourages fans to call. In an era of informational assault, the idea of having a one-on-one conversation with a musician is almost absurd.
Her name is BANKS. She’s from LA, she’s already set to support The Weeknd across the world and every producer under the sun would give their left ear to work with her. But why? Early offerings from the beginning of the year were direct, bass-heavy oddball pop songs. Purposefully sluggish, every now and then they’d lack a chorus, a drive.