April 8th, 2022

Banks

Today, internationally acclaimed artist BANKS returns with the highly anticipated release of her fourth studio album, SERPENTINA (AWAL). The 13-track body of work features previously released singles, ‘The Devil,’ ‘Skinnydipped,’ ‘Holding Back,’ ‘I Still Love You’ as well as the album’s current focus track, ‘Fuck Love.’

Also announced, BANKS will embark on her headlining SERPENTINA TOUR with special guest Lauren Jauregui and Cautious Clay confirmed to join in New York and Philadelphia. Produced by Live Nation, the 25-date run will be making stops across all major cities including one night at New York City’s iconic Radio City Music Hall.

SERPENTINA marks BANKS’ first release as an independent artist, seeing her enter previously uncharted territory in every sense—from sound to lyrics to visuals, and everything in-between. “In the past I’ve been really tight and controlled, and I don’t feel like that right now,” says BANKS. “I just feel more wild and free.”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

05/25 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

05/27 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

05/28 – BottleRock – Napa Valley, CA^^

07/11 – Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX

07/13 – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX

07/14 – 713 Music Hall – Houston, TX

07/16 – Jannus Live – Tampa, FL

07/17 – House of Blues Orlando – Orlando, FL

07/19 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

07/20 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

07/22 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI

07/23 – HISTORY – Toronto, ON

07/25 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA

07/27 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY**

07/28 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA**

07/28 – 07/31 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL^^

08/02 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

08/03 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

08/05 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC

08/07 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA

08/08 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

08/10 – The Masonic – San Francisco, CA

08/11 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

08/13 – Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade – Las Vegas, NV

08/15 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

With special guest, Lauren Jauregui

**Cautious Clay to join as special guest in New York City and Philadelphia

^^Festival Performance, Not Associated with Live Nation

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February 25th, 2022

Banks

BANKS has officially announced today, details of her forthcoming fourth studio album SERPENTINA. Set for global release on April 8 via AWAL, the 13-track full-length was written and co-produced by BANKS, features previously released-fan favorites such as ‘Skinnydipped’ and ‘The Devil,’ as well as her latest single — released today — the rousing, anthemic ‘Holding Back,’

That sense of playfulness and reinvention is encapsulated in the album’s title. “Serpentine” was a word BANKS remembers doodling in her school journals, while the “a” at the end represents a feminization of that idea—an embodiment of a kind of snake queen, as BANKS describes it. “Snakes represent rebirth and the shedding of one’s skin,” she says. “They just move on, and I think that’s what life is about. Changing and transforming, with a little bit of danger, but also smooth and silky. It just felt like the perfect representation. This album feels regal to me, but also my most human ever. So I think it kind of touches both ends of the spectrum.”

SERPENTINA Track List

Misunderstood

Meteorite

Fuck Love

Deadend

Holding Back

The Devil

Skinnydipped

Burn

Birds By The Sea

Spirit (feat. Samoht)

Anything 4 U

Unleavable

I Still Love You

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August 25th, 2021

BANKS is back today with “Skinnydipped,” serving as the follow up to her critically acclaimed summer single, “The Devil.” Written and co-produced by the artist herself, the single is paired with an exquisite official music video, co-directed by BANKS and Michael Stine, featuring BVLGARI’s iconic Serpenti Viper and Serpenti High jewelry collections. Modern yet timeless, the serpent theme is completed with this exciting new collaboration; the serpent, a recurring symbol through-out this new body of work, as she explores the intricacies of power, seduction and self-worth.

Speaking about the song and inspiration behind the accompanying video, BANKS reveals, “Skinnydipped is a song about finally letting go of something that you’ve gone back to many times before. It’s about knowing your worth and shedding your skin, as symbolized by snakes and of course, the Serpenti jewelry throughout. The video is meant to portray women as divine creatures, wild in their natural habitat, untouched by society’s constructs, and BVLGARI immediately came to mind as a collaborator.”
 

“The sirens are magical, empowered, at peace and connected to one another. Celebrating sisterhood and women at all different stages. It was a really special moment for me to be able to direct this video with all of my best friends portraying the goddesses I see them to be. My friend Jaclynn, who plays one of the sirens, recently gave birth. Having her holding her beautiful daughter Benny in this video is a gift. The video Is about owning who you are, letting go of the past, and feeling proud at your purest form, naked and in nature.” 
 

Discussing her collaboration with BVLGARIBANKS adds, “The BVLGARI Serpenti line is a dream collaboration for me. Being able to wear these incredibly beautiful and elaborate pieces of art representing snakes made me feel even more connected to the message of my own song. Snakes represent rebirth and shedding one’s skin which is what Skinnydipped is about and what the Serpenti collection is based upon. A woman who wears this collection feels dangerously powerful. A woman who is in tune with her natural-born divinity.”

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