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BANKS Emerges From Darkness in Shadowy ‘Brain’ Video

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Back in January, BANKS dropped “Brain,” a potent R&Beats single that she brewed with the help of fellow Los Angeleno Shlohmo. Now, the up-and-coming songstress has unveiled a music video for the track, directed by Barnaby Roper. Like her previously shared clips (videos for the London EP’s “Waiting Game” and “This Is What It Feels Like,” and the live, acoustic “Change” session), the “Brain” short works with a dark color palette, setting a brooding, overcast mood. At different points in the mostly black-and-white visual, BANKS sings while hiding underneath a veil — at other times, she’s staring the camera down as blotches of red light flash across her face. And like the smoldering song itself, the “Brain” video is at once vulnerable and intimidating. Watch it above, find tour dates below, and stay tuned for details on BANKS’ upcoming, debut full-length, due later this year.

BANKS tour dates:

March 20 – Bristol, U.K. @ Trinity Centre
March 21 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Library?
March 23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ 02 ABC2
?March 24 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Leadmill?
March 26 – Manchester, U.K. @ RNCM?
March 28 – Oxford, U.K. @ 02 Academy 2
?March 29 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde
March 31 – London, U.K. @ Koko
April 1 – London, U.K. @ Koko
June 19 – London, U.K. @ Lovebox Festival