Banks “Fuck Em We Only Know”

Banks‘ official debut album, Goddess, drops this Tuesday and here goes a stream of one more preview to reel ya in: “Fuck Em We Only Know”. The album as a whole has a dark, cutting-edge production with Banks’ vocals booming over and the distinct lyrics to match. “Fuck Em We Only Know” was a cut that stood out and embodied the above qualities.

Banks brings this one in with an infectious, hypnotic melody that only amplifies when an added layer of synths combine with the chorus’ words. This is a song for the couple that no one believes in too, so perhaps you can relate. Listen below (*Tibs Fav.):

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Some quick-hit first impressions of Goddess as a whole: it’s simply a great listen from beginning to end. Banks mixes in the above characteristics consistently in the album and drops some slower jams at the right moments. At 18 tracks total, the album does admittedly run a touch long, but the strongest stretch of tracks between 5-10 (singles “This Is What It Feels Like” through “Beggin For Thread”) are alone worth the full listen/purchase. Goddess is a great listen for lounging at night and even a good background sound for working on the computer, cleaning around the house, etc. Press play come Tuesday!

Banks “Beggin For Thread”

“Beggin For Thread” has been in steady rotation since its release last week as upstart L.A. singer Banks has really caught my attention with this and her previous project, Fall Over. The new single off the upcoming, Goddess, (September 8) now gains some appropriately dark visuals featuring the close-up contortions of many people (who definitely practice yoga). I dig the vibe and how the visuals can be paralleled with the lyrics — unique in their own right.

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Banks “Beggin For Thread”

The L.A. singer Banks, whom Weeknd fans are already in tune with after the Kiss Land tour last fall, is prepping her debut studio albumGoddess, for a September 9th release and her newest preview is “Beggin For Thread”. This one has a lighter tone than most of her work, and that’s not a bad thing. Her vocals are hypnotizing in combination with the synths that have a vintage late 80s feel IMO (I’m reminded of “Take My Breath Away” namely, they’re just less apparent here.) I’m captivated and already on repeat listens. Now lookin’ even more forward to what else is in store for Goddess in the coming months.

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