BANKS Releases New Album “III”: Streaming
- Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter BANKS released her third album “III” on July 12, 2019. It is her first album in two years.
The album was preceded by the release of three singles, "Gimme", "Look What You're Doing to Me", and "Contaminated".
She told TIME about album in an interview, “First of all, I rap. There’s also a voice I sing with that comes from a different part of my throat. It felt new to me because there’s an innocence to the songs that I’ve never let out. Usually I’m the type of artist where I still need sleep at my regular hours. But making this album, I’d be in the studio until 5 a.m. and I wanted to do it again the next day.”
In the album, she explores pain, desire and personal growth with blending different music genre.
Back in May, she told TIDA that she drew her trajectory to being a wise woman from naive romantic in the album. “[It’s] about going from being a romantic who’s a bit naive and hopeful to being a wise woman,” she said. “But in between you go through pain and you learn people can lie and you learn those hard lessons that are quite painful.”
Banks will embark on The III Tour in support of the album in September 2019. Learn more about tour dates, click here.
- She wrote about the album on her Instagram, “||| is officially out everywhere and I am so happy to be able to share it with you. Making it was a process I will forever feel grateful for. High highs, low lows, messy in-betweens, slap you in the face lessons mixed with the mirror images of lessons I thought I had already learned. This record gives you a window into the me-est parts of me.
Please dive deep into these songs. Sit with them. I want you to sing, dance, laugh, feel sexy, feel cocky, feel seen, feel heard, feel angry, feel right, feel wrong, and feel understood by them. I sequenced the album the way I like listening to it so I would recommend listening to it all the way through top to bottom on your first go. Tell me which ones you connect to most. Tell me your favorite lyrics. Your favorite sounds. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share this with the world. I love you and I can’t wait to see you on tour soon. We can sing together. -BANKS”
- source : TIME