While many women are great #WCW contenders, singer and songwriter Banks is seriously on our radar. The 26-year-old Los Angeles native croons through funky trip-hop, dark R&B, and alternative pop rhythms, keeping her above the mainstream, which is something we’ve been craving from female musicians for some time now.
Emotions run raw in Banks’ tunes, helping us through those awful breakups and seriously rough days. But even when we’re having a great day, blasting Banks’ songs from her album Goddess makes it just a little better.
Keep scrolling to understand why we think Banks should be your #WCW, too!
What else keeps her left of the middle? Banks isn’t another singer to come out of the social media crop, and in fact, seems to ignore it altogether. On her Facebook page, she listed her phone number and wrote, “Hello world! I like making connections outside of a computer screen. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have never really been my thing. So my manager is going to run the Social Media stuff. If you ever want to talk call me.”
10. She has serious substance behind those lyrics.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Banks describes her album Goddess to “be honest and to accept feelings strong at times, weak at times, fragile at times, empowered, sexy, scared, angry, aggressive at times.” Talk about exposing her vulnerable side!