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Banks continues to instigate endless commentary, when Goddess hit she became the “#1 Most Blogged About Artist Globally – Mid Year & Year End 2014 Charts,” according to HypeMachine, in addition to seizing #1 on Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists Chart and Trending Chart. She landed on year-end best albums lists from Rolling Stone, Slant, The Guardian, and many others.
Now she returns with her distinctive, future soul sound, and again every song is written and controlled creatively by BANKS herself. With her sophomore album BANKS pushes those edges even further, and pulls no punches. It’s an inspiring confrontation of complicated love, pain, and self-doubt.
“I pushed myself. I pushed my boundaries. I found my own strengths while making this album,” she says. “I found that when I needed a shoulder to lean on, I could be that shoulder for myself.”