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BANKS “Are You That Somebody?” (Aaliyah Cover)

BANKS came through BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge and did a beautiful unplugged version of Aaliyah’s classic “Are You That Somebody?”.

The scratchy, closed-string strumming of her performance does a great job of approximating Timbaland’s patented stutter-step, and her quivering, whispering voice is like desire incarnate.

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Check the recently-released video for her Shlohmo-produced song “Brain” below, and stay tuned for her debut album due in August.

BANKS “Brain” (video)