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Jillian Rose Banks simply known as Banks (often stylized as BANKS), is a singer and songwriter from Orange County, California. This artis is signed to Harvest Records and Good Years Recordings. Following the release of two extended plays, Fall Over and London, in 2013, she released her debut album, Goddess, in September, 2014, to good reviews from music critics. Her second studio album, The Altar, was released last Fall in 2016, to a similar reception.
BANKS has toured internationally with The Weeknd and was also nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC and an MTV Brand New Nominee in 2014.
Banks' is reluctant to use social media reports several media outlets. Although she has stated she lets her "management run that stuff", the singer at one time gave her telephone number on her Facebook fanpage.
Banks' sound has been described as dark R&B and compared to Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, and Aaliyah, although she cites Lauryn Hill and Fiona Apple as her biggest influences. She says that music helps her release her emotions and for that reason has kept her music private while she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. BANKS vocals have frequently been described as "Aaliyah-like", in addition to Billboard magazine noting that "her rhapsodic voice possesses a frail vulnerability and recalls singers like Feist and Erykah Badu."
BANKS in April (Varaniance Magazine.com) released "Crowded Places."
She co-wrote the vulnerable track with Tim Anderson and Jack Antonoff, the latter of whom produced the song.
The singer described the song as "something special" she wrote specifically for the Lena Dunham-starring series, nodding to "social anxiety and falling in love."
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