NEW MUSIC: BANKS | THE DEVIL
Banks is back with a new track titled "The Devil" that comes with visuals that premieres today. It finds the singer taking on a sinister delivery over a dark but ultra-melodic instrumental track. Over a bass line as dark and deep as the pit, Banks whispers, “Someone writes my new name down.” The song is about metamorphosis, and the lyrics find a slinky power in embracing the darkness within. She sings,” Way down I go/ Got a one-way ticket and the Devil waiting/ Call from down low/ Naive, I know.” The video was co-directed by Banks and Jenna Marsh, drawing inspiration from the Coppola classic "Dracula," as well as another classic film also released in 1992, Death Becomes Her with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. The R&B singer’s last album proper was 2019’s "III," and she followed that in 2020 with the live EP "Live and Stripped." As she confirmed in a new press release, “The Devil” is the first taste of a larger project.