For the December issue we handed over the task of curating ELLEs music pages to the very charming Nick Grimshaw
. Predictably, he did a stellar job.
One of the new female talents Grimmy profiled in the section was LA electronic soul singer Banks. Shes currently in London so we jumped on the opportunity to quiz the woman whos name Grimmy wants to scream from the rooftops.
Describe yourself in 140 characters or less
Honest, sensitive, playful, emotional, passionate.
Your earliest music memory?
Driving in the car with my mom listening to Tracy Chapman.
The first single you bought?
Probably something by TLC.
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life
This question makes me sad and anxious.
What brands do you wear on stage?
All black looks by Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang. I like feeling womanly, sexy, powerful, and able to move. These brands have beautiful pieces with soft thin fabrics that I love.
What is your favourite song to perform?
It changes every day, today it is Bedroom Wall.
What beauty products do you swear by?
I love Malin and Goetz Grapefruit facial cleanser and Decleor Paris aromessence Neroli essential serum. It makes my skin soft and perfectly moisturised.
Spirit Fade by Kwabs his voice makes my heart pulsate
No Doubt by Lil Silva (feat. Rosie Lowe) Im in love with this song
Indecision by Sampha - I dont know how to explain what he does to me
Forever by Haim fellow LA natives doing really special things
Beware by Big Sean (feat. Jhene Aiko and Lil Wayne) Jhene Aiko has the sexiest voice. I love listening to this song before I go on stage.
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