LA's BANKS looming, R&B-tinged pop has earned her a the affections of London (which is not coincidentally the name of her debut EP) and she's slowly begun to gain traction back home, too. Earlier this year, she linked up with Shlohmo for "Brain," a ghostly but empowered put down -- I can see you struggling, boy don't hurt your brain -- and probably her most potent offering to date. Now it's got a striking, black-and-white and kaleidoscopic video directed by Kanye West-collaborator Barnaby Roper to match. For more BANKS, check her out on the cover of V Magazine's music issue this month; or, if you're lucky enough to be in Austin this week, at on of her SXSW shows.
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