BANKS – Serpentina

Like a snake shedding its skin, 'SERPENTINA' is a fresh new start to celebrate.

Label: AWAL
Released: 8th April 2022


Four albums in, and those 2010s blog-pop sensations are generally expected to fade away. Not BANKS, though.

‘SERPENTINA’ is an album that continues to push beyond expectations. If anything, it’s her most dangerous sounding record to date, casting aside measured control for wild, free expression. Every artist and their mate might have a lockdown album to present, but this feels slightly different.

Mastering Ableton and taking full control of her own destiny, ‘SERPENTINA’ is BANKS without limits. Opening one-two ‘Misunderstood’ and ‘Meteorite’ are packed with primal emotion. ‘Holding Back’ could be right up there with the best things BANKS has ever done, while the gospel swell of ‘Spirit’ hits in a way that surprises as much as it enriches.

Like a snake shedding its skin, ‘SERPENTINA’ is a fresh new start to celebrate.

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