BANKS has a flawless track record. With her stunning London EP and other brilliant songs that increase in quality with each release, it's no wonder her debut LP, set for this summer, is one of the most anticipated albums by a new artist in 2014.
During her recent set for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, she took her new single "Brain" for an acoustic test drive, then covered one of Aaliyah's best singles, "Are You That Somebody." She even modified Timbaland's rap to pay tribute to the UK. The performance shows Banks' singing voice more exposed and in its natural state. While the feet-stuck-in-mud sound is great for her studio productions, it's refreshing to hear her raw take on these songs.