It only took a couple Instagram pictures to make me get crazy excited for goth
Queen Banks’ new single.
“Goddess” dropped on iTunes this past week and it is the epitome of real life
girl power and courage.
The song is clearly about a troubled relationship. Banks sings “she gave it all,
you gave her s***, she coulda done just anything.” The haunting backup vocals
and gorgeous R&B beats leave you singing every word.
“You shoulda crowned her, cause she’s a goddess” I just can’t get over this line
and how perfect it is. Banks recently said at a live concert, “Every woman is a
goddess and I want every woman to know that, every single one of you, you are a
goddess. This is for you.” Banks is being a voice for all the women who deserve
true love but don’t have it. The song has a sassy “coulda had this” attitude
that you can’t help but completely fall in love with.
The chorus is another mixture of sass and truth; “f****** with a goddess and you
get a little colder” AKA- don’t mess with a woman. This just makes me want to
make a Goddess army with tons of really cool women in hot leather and lots of
eyeliner. Maybe even a couple thigh high boots.
Banks’ full length album comes out September 9th and it is going to slay
everything in its path. With a total of 18 songs on the album (including songs
from her London- EP) her mixture of dark pop and sultry R&B are absolutely
stunning. Banks’ voice in itself is something you don’t hear every day. She has
an interesting vocal range hitting low notes all the way up to trickling high
fairy notes. Her vibrato is subtle enough where you can barely notice it but
when you do, it just adds that much more emotion to every track.
Banks is killing it in every way possible right now. Her style and ambition to
create an album that resembles her is the true way to make music.