BANKS to Release EP “Live and Stripped” on April 3rd

The songstress BANKS will release her new four-song EP, Live and Stripped, on April 3 via Harvest Records. In the lead-up to this Friday’s release, she will be revealing a new track everyday along with an accompanying performance video. All four videos were shot live at the legendary Capitol Studios in late 2019 during a 1 Mic 1 Take session.

1 Mic 1 Take is an original performance series developed by Capitol Records that showcases an artist’s true talent in a stripped down format. These performances are truly delivered in one take – no overdubs, no visual editing tricks.


She recently shared an emotional, stripped down version of “Drowning,” a song from Goddess, her debut album. You can download and stream “Drowning” (Live and Stripped) HEREBANKS chatted with fans as they tuned in today for the YouTube premiere of the accompanying video.

Fans can visit BANKS’ website to check out the new tracks and videos as they are released over the course of the week. In addition to “Drowning,” Live and Stripped includes live versions of three tracks from her 2019 album, III“Contaminated” (out Tuesday), “Stroke” (out Wednesday) and “If We Were Made of Water” (out Thursday).

Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.