Banks releases new single “Underdog”: Stream

Plus, she talks to Zane Lowe about collaborating with 6LACK and Marilyn Manson

After a summer filled with festival appearances — Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, WayHomeBanks has returned with a new single. It’s called “Underdog” and sees the Los Angeles R&B/pop singer reuniting with producer Al Shux, who previously had a hand in 2014’s “Drowning” and last year’s “Fuck With Myself”.

Speaking to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Banks noted that the track came together during a very specific state of mind. “I was in a really ferocious mood,” she said of “Underdog”, which features a load of stabbing synths. “There’s a beast inside of me that I haven’t let out fully. And I still haven’t, but I’m allowing it to poke its head above the water a little bit more. And I feel like that feels free, and that’s why I feel so free right now.”

Take a listen below.

Hear her full interview with Zane Lowe, in which she discusses hitting the studio with Atlanta songwriter/rapper 6LACK and the possibility of collaborating with Marilyn Manson. “I respect him a lot. We’ve talked about it. Maybe.”

Banks’ last full-length was 2016’s The Altar. In April, she put out a single titled “Crowded Places”.

Banks 2017 Tour Dates:
09/28-30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at the Ace Hotel
10/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute
10/24 – Manchester, UK @ The Academy
10/25 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
10/27 – Esch-Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
10/28 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
10/30 – Cologne, DE @ E WERK
10/31 – Brussels, BE @ La Madeleine
11/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
11/07 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
11/10 – Bologna, IT @ Estragon
11/11 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
11/13 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
11/15 – Barcelona, ES @ Apolo
11/16 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera


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