BANKS Releases "Gemini Feed," the Second Track from 'Altar'

BANKS Releases "Gemini Feed," the Second Track from 'Altar'

The singer continues to impress, leading us one step closer to her sophomore album

The singer continues to impress, leading us one step closer to her sophomore album

Text: Ian David Monroe

Text: William Defebaugh

It hasn’t even been a month since BANKS dropped the first track off her forthcoming sophomore album, and she’s already released another. Today, “Gemini Feed” debuted on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, and was produced by frequent collaborator SOHN. The producer worked most recently on BANK’s track “Waiting Game.” The song’s title is likely a nod to the singer’s astrological sign; she was born June 16.

This weekend, BANKS released the name, Altar, and art of her upcoming album, citing a leak as the reason for the early unveiling. While the word "altar" can take on a variety of connotations, the lyrics of "Gemini Feed" indicate a reference to marriage: "and to think you would get me to the altar / like I follow you around like a dog that needs water." This wouldn't be the first time BANKS has riffed off of religious symbolism in the name of love; her debut album was called Goddess, interpreted as a statement of self-empowerment post-heartbreak.

Given the two tracks so far, the album seems to stick to the artist’s darker sensibilities, but pushes her into new territories. Sophomore albums often cement an artist's place in the music canon, and if Altar's recent releases are any indication, the songstress has scored another hit.

Altar is slated to be released on September 30.

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