Saturday, June 7, 2014
Banks really keeps turning out single for single these days. With her debut ep, Goddess set for release on September 8th, the singer released another video for yet another single. Her videos are always deeply poetic, dark and alluring. 'Drowning' is no exception, with the video being a bit Yayoi Kusama (and Rihanna circa her 'S.O.S' era) inspired. The track is a bit glitchier than Banks usual offerings, with a heavy dose of vocal sampling, distortion and reverberation. Lyrically 'Drowning' is deeply foreboding, foretelling how the offender has some bad karma coming, "you are not deserving, you are not deserving". Banks has a true talent for turning out some emotionally rocky tracks that are so smooth and carefully mixed and produced, 'Drowning' is no exception.
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