Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Yeah, about NaBloPoMo...and Banks

Why did November have to be National Blog Writing Month? NABLOPOMO. Trying to make it happen!

I moved this month and my boyfriend and I decided it would be a good idea to host Thanksgiving in our new place (it was,) so I was a little busy. Sorry I went MIA...during NABLOPOMO...OF ALL THE MONTHS!

I'm going to try picking up right where I left off, starting with discussing Banks! Jillian Rose if you nasty!

So this girl grew up in California and started writing songs when she was a teenager. She got attention while touring with The Weeknd and began recording her debut album, Goddess, shortly after, in 2013.

Surprisingly, she's gotten a lot of Aaliyah comparisons. I don't really see it. She does tend to mumble and run off with her words similarly to Aaliyah but otherwise, not seeing it. Banks is definitely rougher and more alternative than Aaliyah, less R&B and more electro-trip-hop. She did however, do an amazing cover of "Are You That Somebody?"

Overall, I like her and I think she's doing something very original. No one really sounds like her right now. However, I'm still not sure if she has staying power. Goddess is a great debut album, but I'll believe her songwriting ability withstanding the music business when I see it.

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