Los Angeles based singer Banks has caught my attention with her new EP. While London may only be four songs coming in at under twenty minutes, it cements a place for Banks as a rising star in this whole electronic/R&B hybrid scene that continues to rise. Think The Weeknd, AlunaGeorge, Until The Ribbon Breaks or Jamie Woon, who happens to co-produce one of the tracks here.
Banks has released a handful of tracks already, including the stunning break-up anthem "Before I Ever Met You", but London consists of four new songs including stand-out single "Waiting Game". It's a sultry, moody gem and Banks' voice is dripping with sensual soulfulness. Her music may focus on the darker side of relationships, but it's a universal topic that music always helps make easier to deal with. Let the soothing, yet slightly foreboding sound of Banks wash over you, one to watch for sure.
Favorite tracks: "Waiting Game", "Change"
The London EP was released as a digital download on September 10, 2013 on the Harvest Records label.