We got put on to American singer Banks when she collaborated with Lil Silva on the club ready “Work” which, along with its accompanying video, was tinged with a slight darkness. “Before I Met You,” however, is a crushingly honest, despairing message to the other half of a failing relationship, and is made all the more powerful by little details and vocal inflections that suggest Banks is singing from experience on this one. Cathartic, personal lyrics like these are most often heard accompanied by an acoustic guitar, and the fact that this song works so well is testament to Banks’ talent. Definitely one to look out for this year.
Banks - "Before I Met You"