BANKS has officially announced details of her forthcoming fourth studio album ‘SERPENTINA.’ Set for global release on April 8 via AWAL, the 13-track full-length was written and co-produced by BANKS, features previously released-fan favorites such as ‘Skinnydipped’ and ‘The Devil,’ as well as her latest single the rousing, anthemic ‘Holding Back‘.
‘SERPENTINA’ sees BANKS enter previously uncharted territory in every sense—from sound to lyrics to visuals, and everything in-between. “In the past I’ve been really tight and controlled, and I don’t feel like that right now,” says BANKS. “I just feel more wild and free.”
That sense of playfulness and reinvention is encapsulated in the album’s title. “Serpentine” was a word BANKS remembers doodling in her school journals, while the “a” at the end represents a feminization of that idea—an embodiment of a kind of snake queen, as BANKS describes it. “Snakes represent rebirth and the shedding of one’s skin,” she says. “They just move on, and I think that’s what life is about. Changing and transforming, with a little bit of danger, but also smooth and silky. It just felt like the perfect representation. This album feels regal to me, but also my most human ever. So I think it kind of touches both ends of the spectrum.”
SERPENTINA Track List
Birds By The Sea
Spirit (feat. Samoht)
Anything 4 U
I Still Love You