BANKS drops first song in 3 years, “The Devil”

Devil Girl Summer

This past week, BANKS teased a new song titled “The Devil” for an upcoming album. Alongside visuals, the song was released on all music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. Co-directed by BANKS and NY+LA based creative director Jenna Marsh. This video finds BANKS kidnapping a devilish man from a bar and taking him to a fireside ritual with her devilish friends. In a statement on her video, BANKS says “This video represents the twisted, surreal, and playful world that I exist in as the devil… In this world, I hypnotize and stuff every demon in a box while I dance, fly, and play with my devil sisters. Someone write my new name down.” BANKS also shared that the video draws inspiration from Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula and Robert Zemeckis’s classic film Death Becomes Her.

“The Devil” has a very malevolent nature, with BANKS whispering throughout the track to make listeners feel eerie. “I’m the devil and I speed with the pedal on the gas, and I think I like the fa-ha-ha-ha. I’m the devil, did they tell you I’m the devil? Put your faith in another life past.”


Who is BANKS?

BANKS is an American singer, songwriter, and poet. On September 5th, 2014, she released her debut album, Goddess. In no time, her album reached number 12 on the US Billboard 200. Meanwhile her single “Beggin for Thread” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Over the following years, she released two more albums, The Altar, and III. In 2019, when III was released it became her most critically acclaimed release. Peaking at number 21 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Top Albums Sales chart, BANKS left her fans yearning for more. She went on a three-year hiatus before releasing “The Devil,” which seems to be a trend of hers. As far of albums that is, we did receive an EP from her, Live and Stripped, in April 2020 consisting of four singles.

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