Listen: Banks - Underdog

Just under a year since the release of her sophomore album, The Altar, Banks has been spending the past year ruthlessly touring around the world developing her live show. She returned back in April with the crippling Crowded Places to serve as a standalone song on the soundtrack of the final series of the HBO series, Girls.

Premiered on Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on Beats 1 yesterday, the single hears Banks reunite with Al Shux who she originally teamed up with on  Fuck With Myself. Hitting with more pop-synths than her previous material, the single is a testament to her natural progression and growth over the years. Speaking to Lowe over FaceTime prior to the single's release, Banks says "I was in a  really ferocious mood when I made it... There's a beast inside of me that I haven't left out fully - and I still haven't - but I'm allowing to let it poke it's head out of the water a bit more."

The single arrives just in time for three sell out shows at LA's The Theatre at The Ace Hotel before moving to the UK and Europe in October and November. 

Listen to Underdog below and catch Banks on her UK tour in October.

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Joao Vasconcelos