18 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jillian Banks is ready to take over where Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence left off. Or is that where Frank Ocean is currently waiting? In any case, Banks, a native Californian, knows her way around R&B, the art of seduction, and building her public profile. Early SoundCloud offerings led to EPs and bracing videos and eventually this album, which features highlights from the EPs along with new material. Hints of The Weeknd’s crawling noir make sense. She opened for them in North America. The Lana Del Rey mentions are in the ballpark; she's used three of the same producers (Justin Parker, Al Shux, Sohn). But what those names don’t say are just how fully formed Banks comes across. The piano ballad “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From,” the exquisite “Waiting Game,” and the catchy “Brain,” “Drowning,” and “Something New” provide variety. The title track demonstrates her sense of no-nonsense self-empowerment, while “F**k Em Only We Know” doesn’t mince words or feelings. The deluxe edition includes four bonus tracks, including “And I Drove You Crazy” and “Before I Ever Met You.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jillian Banks is ready to take over where Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence left off. Or is that where Frank Ocean is currently waiting? In any case, Banks, a native Californian, knows her way around R&B, the art of seduction, and building her public profile. Early SoundCloud offerings led to EPs and bracing videos and eventually this album, which features highlights from the EPs along with new material. Hints of The Weeknd’s crawling noir make sense. She opened for them in North America. The Lana Del Rey mentions are in the ballpark; she's used three of the same producers (Justin Parker, Al Shux, Sohn). But what those names don’t say are just how fully formed Banks comes across. The piano ballad “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From,” the exquisite “Waiting Game,” and the catchy “Brain,” “Drowning,” and “Something New” provide variety. The title track demonstrates her sense of no-nonsense self-empowerment, while “F**k Em Only We Know” doesn’t mince words or feelings. The deluxe edition includes four bonus tracks, including “And I Drove You Crazy” and “Before I Ever Met You.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings
1.3K Ratings
Gfdrug ,

Banks is a Goddess

Purely amazing. Her voice, the beats, the meaning. She blows me away. Really happy she's getting the recognition she deserves.

filmtvjose ,

I Cannot Wait!

I cannot wait for Banks’ debut album to be available. With songs like “Before I Ever Met You”, “Warm Water” and now, “Goddess”, September is a long wait away.

Skootover ,

Even better live!

Just came back from her Philly concert... fantastic! Hope she gets a few live recordings out soon as well: a very different sound!

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