We’re only two days away from hearing BANKS’ new album, III. But to give fans one last treat before the big day, BANKS just shared her new song “Contaminated.” It follows the singles “Gimme” and “Look What You’re Doing To Me” featuring Francis & The Lights.
Whereas “Gimme” was sultry and “Look What You’re Doing To Me” was stomping, BANKS’ latest offering is more subdued and hazy. It starts with atmospheric piano and murmuring vocals followed by a heavy, silent pause. BANKS sings in a high, vulnerable voice, but low harmonies give her words more weight. Percussion doesn’t come in until 75 seconds in, adding strength to the track. “Contaminated” is a melancholic, overcast song, but the arrangements and production add extra emotion and power. At nearly 5 minutes, “Contaminated” has room to grow and sink in its teeth, making it a song that will earn extra attention.
Listen to “Contaminated” in the visualizer video below:
You can stream or download “Contaminated” at all the major music providers here. You can also pre-order III and get it and the first two singles as instant downloads now. The album is due out in just two days on July 12th.
Check out the full tracklisting for III below:
- Till Now
- Look What You’re Doing To Me
- Hawaiian Mazes
- The Fall
- If We Were Made Of Water
- What Above Love
The closing track, “What Above Love,” features BANKS’ 4-year-old niece, Georgia, saying “I love you.” What a sweet way to close the album!
Enjoy “Contaminated,” and get ready for more where that came from in just a couple days! You can also listen to “Look What You’re Doing To Me” and “Gimme” for some extra pre-III hype. Catch up on all we know about the new album, and get ready to hear III this Friday. Keep checking back here for all the latest BANKS music news.