Banks is the epitome of sassiness. Her debut album Goddess let out every single emotion one could feel about love and loss. “And I Drove You Crazy” is a slow vibe-driven song about confusion and being mislead. We’ve all felt it, “What are you looking for? Wanted to be your girl, and anything you wanted, baby I tried to be.” Banks’ sultry voice builds to an electronic heavy chorus with layered backup vocals to emphasize “I drove you crazy”. You immediately picture a fight between a couple, maybe a couple shoes are being thrown, but there’s also a subtle plea filtered throughout the song. Desperation for love and what she wants it to be and feel like. Banks seems to be in her own genre, every song has layered electronics, while keeping an R&B slow beat as her voice compliments all of it in the most beautiful way.
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.