Banks Is Better Than Ever

Banks Is Better Than Ever

The Dark Pop Singer Returns and She's Better Than Ever

The Dark Pop Singer Returns and She's Better Than Ever

V88 cover girl Banks is back after last year’s Goddess with a whispery, wailing, new track. "Better" debuted today on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show after being teased earlier this week. “I can love you better than she can,” sings Banks over and over again, as if the more times she says it, the truer it will be.

There’s desperation in her voice that fans haven’t heard yet. With previous offerings, Banks has commanded the words she speaks, rolling them off her tongue with unbending confidence. She named her first album Goddess, after all, and while the power continues, vulnerability emerges. If the latter weren’t obvious enough, the music video sees two fully nude characters: one completely faceless, the other Banks painted in gold. The two are laid bare with all eyes on them.

Is this the mark of a new direction for Banks? Only time will tell. For now, there is no announcement of an album, so “Better” will have to suffice. And it does.

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