Nearly two years have elapsed since BANKS dropped her divine 2014 debut album Goddess, an inventively crafted song suite that features some of the most inventive vocal & production pairings we’ve had the pleasure of hearing in recent memory.
And now the L.A. based singer-songwriter has returned with the second teaser from her forthcoming as-yet untitled sophomore album (due to arrive September 30th via Harvest/Capitol Records). Following on the heels of “Better” released back in November, BANKS’ latest single “Fuck With Myself” showcases her signature combination of bold, empowered lyrics, seductive vocals, and dark, dense electro-soul soundscapes.
Across the track, BANKS reclaims her identity and asserts her independence amid a dissolving relationship, as best exemplified in the song’s second verse: “You're in the corner waiting for my love / I put two walls behind you just to lean on / Kinda need 'em cause I stood you up / Cause I fuck with myself more than anybody else.” Directed by Philippa Price, the accompanying video finds BANKS embracing the virtues of, er, self-love in more ways than one.
Watch the video for “Fuck With Myself," along with "Better" and a few of our favorite clips from Goddess below. And be sure to keep your eyes & ears peeled for BANKS' new album in September.