Sunday 11 August 2013

Banks - Waiting Game

As Jessie Ware tours across America and continues to make waves on both sides of the pond, a number of electro-soul artists have emerged in her wake.

Enter L.A's rising female star Banks.  Similarly to Ware, who collaborated with the likes of SBTRKT, Banks has been working with some top electronic producers, namely T.E.E.D on previous track Warm Water and Sohn on new single Waiting Game

Sohn's downbeat electro proves the perfect match for Banks' sombre vocals.  What begins as a haunting piano ballad soon dramatically develops with a kick drum beat and pulsating bass, the vocals mournfully declaring "I don't wanna say that love is a waiting game".  Like Ware, this is sultry electro-soul, but with a darker, moody twist - imagine a female The Weeknd (who, incidentally, she's supporting on tour) and you're halfway there.


Listen: Banks is currently recording her debut album.