Last month, BANKS released her hypnotizing new single, “Gimme,” the first taste of BANKS’ upcoming third album. Although we still don’t know much about her forthcoming album, we do know she’s finished recording it. While we await more news on that, fans can now focus their attention on the new “Gimme” music video. BANKS just unveiled the clip in a live premiere.
“Gimme” opens with intricate chanting before swiftly moving into a sparse soundscape. Low pinging provides a backdrop as BANKS murmurs the verse, a declaration of her desire for someone. The pre-chorus is more melodic and more direct. BANKS asks for confirmation that she is this person’s type, because they’re her type. “Gimme” then breaks into a chorus of skittering synths and percussion, with only a few direct lines repeated over the top. BANKS doesn’t shy away from being demanding or provocative here. Although it might not be as instant as “Gemini Feed” or “Beggin For Thread,” after a few listens, “Gimme” earns its position as a lead single.
In the new music video, BANKS spends most her time dancing and writhing in a dark, spooky desert lit up by laser lights. She plays with a rainbow beam and takes her places at the center of a haunting glowing triangle. Halfway through the clip, we find that BANKS isn’t alone in this artful seance: She’s surrounded by a group of onlookers who eventually join her in the ominous dance.
Watch the music video for “Gimme” below:
Last month, in addition to sharing “Gimme,” BANKS also spoke to Anna Lunoe at Beats 1 about her new music. In describing how “Gimme” compares to the rest of the songs on her upcoming album, BANKS revealed:
There’s definitely some really different stuff as well. There’s a really soft, sweet playfulness to some of the songs, and there’s this youthfulness to it. My niece Georgia’s three, and she talks on one of the songs. There’s some really pure moments that feel light. And then there’s obviously some heavy s–t (laughs). You’ll probably cry a little bit, then you’ll want to have sex, then you’ll want to beat someone up, then you’ll want to slap someone in the face in a cool, fun way. Kiss and make up. All the emotions.
BANKS’ upcoming third album comes three years after her sophomore record, The Altar, dropped in fall 2016. That album launched the singles “Trainwreck,” “Gemini Feed,” and “F–k With Myself.” In 2017, BANKS shared two additional songs: “Crowded Places” and her fierce standalone single “Underdog.”
Upon the release of “Underdog,” BANKS revealed that she already had 15 songs ready to go. She’s continued writing ever since, so there’s no telling how many songs she prepared in the last couple of years.
Enjoy the new music video for “Gimme,” and stay tuned for more details about BANKS’ forthcoming album. Keep checking back here for all the latest BANKS music news.
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