13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Banks is bold, brooding, and adventurous on her sophomore album. Featuring SOHN and DJ Dahi, The Altar serves up brave confessions (“I’ve been a resentful kid,” she admits on "Poltergeist”) and vocal experimentation (hear her whisper through the chorus on “F*ck With Myself”). Don’t miss “27 Hours,” a tear-jerking break-up ballad packed with feeling.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Banks is bold, brooding, and adventurous on her sophomore album. Featuring SOHN and DJ Dahi, The Altar serves up brave confessions (“I’ve been a resentful kid,” she admits on "Poltergeist”) and vocal experimentation (hear her whisper through the chorus on “F*ck With Myself”). Don’t miss “27 Hours,” a tear-jerking break-up ballad packed with feeling.

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

4.9 out of 5
540 Ratings
540 Ratings
xtrxniex ,

Promising Sophomore Album

Absolutely mesmerized with her transition from heart broken melodies to savage confidence. Banks redefines music 🙌🏽

Hadrosaurid ,

Banks is changing!

Her music is become more diverse!And i totally support what she doing now!Just keep going!

JakeLvs ,

A tremendous achievement

It may have taken a few years to do it, but Banks has returned with what is already an extremely diverse second album. Ever since her single Better, her music has matured a significant amount, and The Altar will be a culmination of all this hard work and her growth and maturity as an artist. This is going to be a great year for her, I know it!

About Banks

A singer and songwriter who crafts moody, downcast alternative pop with shades of contemporary R&B, Jillian Banks started writing as a teenager in her native Tarzana, California after a friend gave her a keyboard. For years, she wrote and played as a personal release, but she uploaded "Before I Ever Met You" -- a sleek, low-key track that sounded like the work of someone who had grown up listening to Fiona Apple and Massive Attack -- in early 2013. Within a matter of months, the Los Angeles native was releasing singles for Good Years (in the U.K.) and the reactivated Harvest (in the U.S.), including "Warm Water" (produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and "Fall Over." That September, she released a four-track EP, London, as she was opening for the Weeknd during a North American tour.

Her full-length debut, Goddess, which featured collaborations with producers Justin Parker and Shlohmo and additional work with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, arrived in September 2014 and debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. Harvest issued a large collection of remixes as a digital download in 2015. The following year saw the release of her much anticipated sophomore full-length, The Altar, which featured the singles "Fuck with Myself," "Gemini Feed," and "Mind Games." The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200. A fourth single, "Underdog," followed in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Orange County, CA
BORN
June 15, 1988

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