Listen: BANKS Nails an Aaliyah Cover at SXSW, Drops New Video

Not to brag, but we predicted big things for BANKS at this year’s SXSW, and she did not disappoint. The Los Angeles native sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and delivered a stirring cover of “Are You That Somebody” by late R&B phenom Aaliyah. 

BANKS Covers ‘Are You That Somebody’

BANKS’ take on the song is much more stripped-down than the original. With just an acoustic guitar and an impressive vocal performance, this rendition comes off a bit more urgent than the smooth, breathy original. Have a listen:

BONUS: BANKS is currently touring Europe and recently released a video for her single “Brain.” Check out the video below.

BANKS – “Brain”

Article by Jason Schellhardt

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