BANKS – Contaminated/Godless [Zippyshare + 320kbps]
We’re only two days away from hearing BANKS’ new album, III. But to give fans one last treat before the big day, BANKS just shared her new song “Contaminated.” It follows the singles “Gimme” and “Look What You’re Doing To Me” featuring Francis & The Lights.
Whereas “Gimme” was sultry and “Look What You’re Doing To Me” was stomping, BANKS’ latest offering is more subdued and hazy. It starts with atmospheric piano and murmuring vocals followed by a heavy, silent pause. BANKS sings in a high, vulnerable voice, but low harmonies give her words more weight. Percussion doesn’t come in until 75 seconds in, adding strength to the track. “Contaminated” is a melancholic, overcast song, but the arrangements and production add extra emotion and power. At nearly 5 minutes, “Contaminated” has room to grow and sink in its teeth, making it a song that will earn extra attention.