Soulful LA-based songstress Banks, who just wrapped her first Coachella, has now announced a release date for her debut album, Goddess. Today she also gave a taste of the record by premiering the title track on BBC Radio 1xtra.
Goddess will be the first full-length for Banks, but her first single came in February 2013, with “Before I Ever Met You.” She went on to release the EP Fall Over last March, then another, London, in September.
The title track off her debut, which can be heard over on NPR, was created with the help of producer Lil Silva, known also for his work with SBTRKT. Before Banks introduced the song at a UK concert last month, she stated to the crowd, “It’s so important for women to embrace themselves and feel like goddesses. The song’s called ‘Goddess’ because every woman is a f*cking goddess.”
Other influences on the upcoming album, due out September 9th, on Harvest Records, include The Weeknd, who Banks recently finished touring with.