Capping off a week of song and video reveals, BANKS released her new EP, Live and Stripped, today via Harvest Records. Download / stream Live and Stripped HERE. On the EP, BANKS performs acoustic versions of three tracks from her acclaimed 2019 album, III – “Stroke,” “Contaminated” and “If We Were Made of Water” – and “Drowning,” a song from her 2014 debut album, Goddess.
While debuting a track a day, she also unveiled corresponding 1 Mic 1 Take videos, which were shot live at Capitol Studios in late 2019. 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.
As she unveiled “Drowning” on Monday, BANKS took over Billboard’s Instagram, sharing photos from her quarantine. On Tuesday, PAPER Magazine premiered the video for “Contaminated.” BANKS shared “Stroke” on Wednesday and “If We Were Made of Water” followed on Thursday.