Following on from her critically acclaimed single ‘The Devil’ earlier this year, BANKS continues to amaze us with her bold and darkened new single ‘Skinnydipped’, a captivating release filled with divine vocals, gripping instrumentation as well as a eloquent accompanying music video co-directed by BANKS and Michael Stine that collectively serve as an anthemic offering for knowing your self worth.
BANKS enchants us from the word go with her pristine vocals setting the scene before the deepened influence kicks into gear with powerful beats and bass laying down the impenetrable foundations that remain in tact for the duration of the release. ‘Skinnydipped’ builds on the podium set and shifts the intensity into overdrive with her crisp harmonies shining so bright and elevating the overall soundscape to mammoth heights with its commanding nature. The notion of strength is made more evident in the superb music video, whereby BANKS and the accompanying women showcase their power in their angelic manner that goes hand in hand with the enforcing nature of the audio on offer.
“Skinnydipped is a song about finally letting go of something that you’ve gone back to many times before. It’s about knowing your worth and shedding your skin. The video is meant to portray women as divine creatures, wild in their natural habitat, untouched by society’s constructs.” – BANKS