she had a punk phase in the ‘90s
Not only is she an extremely funny, powerful and witty woman, but at the age of 20, she has one indie (I mean really indie) album Only 17 (her BASSment tapes!), which I completely missed the first time around but right now stands as one of the most memorable works of the decade, beaten out by her debut EP Title.
A strange conglom of trip hop inspired (but not trip hop beats), modern r&b and… Keane? It shouldn’t and it sure shouldn’t work this well, but the song is a crafty smart beauty, catchy as hell, and while the f bomb means it ain’t gonna break pop, it should do – A
She is quite young but there already is this songstress title behind this slow electronic R&B, filled with melancholia and mystery; the song is warm and cold at the same time, the sound is lush and it wraps you entirely while a dense forest populated of squeaky sounds and voices are echoing Banks’ emotional vocals.