Throughout this week, BANKS shared stripped back performances of her 2014 Goddess single, “Drowning,” and three newer songs: “Contaminated,” “Stroke,” and “If We Were Made Of Water,” all off her recent album, III. All four recordings now appear on her newly released EP, Live And Stripped, out today.
In contrast to BANKS’ album recordings – which are often built over synths and feature prominent production – these new recordings take us back to basics. BANKS and her band perform the songs with just keyboards, acoustic guitar, and light percussion. While a song like “Contaminated” feels nearly the same as on the album, both “Stroke” and “Drowning” have taken on all-new vibes. They feel like new songs compared to their studio versions.
Live And Stripped is an excellent EP that allows fans to hear the songs in a new light, and it indicates how strong the songwriting and performances of them are.
Enjoy Live And Stripped in full below:
Stream or download Live And Stripped from any of your favorite music providers here. The EP includes live, stripped back versions of the single “Drowning” (originally from BANKS’ debut album, Goddess) and the songs “Contaminated,” “Stroke,” aand “If We Were Made Of Water,” each off of BANKS’ latest album, III. The record came out last July; check out our review of it here.
More New Music?
BANKS never stops making music. Following III and her new Live And Stripped EP, we may expect to hear some brand new music in the next year or so, too. BANKS has already revealed that she’s writing music. However, she didn’t indicate a timeframe for when we might get to hear it. We’ll be patient for now, but we’re excited to hear what’s in store!
Enjoy the new Live And Stripped EP, featuring three songs from III and one from Goddess. Keep checking back here for all the latest BANKS music news.
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