Lana Del Rey made crooning depressing lyrics over lush instrumentals popular, inspiring a demand for similar music from other artists. Jillian Banks, simply known as Banks, is like a decidedly more awake Lana Del Rey. Banks' lyrics may be rooted in a dark past, but her vocal delivery is beautiful on the track "Drowning." Like Lana's music, "Drowning" has an ethereal yet eerie backdrop enhanced with echoes and filtered vocalizations. With all these elements combined, the track is an unforgettable demure memoir.
The music video, which premiered just last Thursday, finds Banks in three chic pantsuits as she gazes in a room full of a mirrors, surrounded by her own image. Despite the perceived population of the room, her empty stares convey loneliness and bring out the emotion of the song.
"Take it from the girl you claimed to love you're gonna get some bad karma. I'm the one who had to learn to build a heart made of armor."
You can download a free remix of "Drowning" off Banks' official website.