The pop-noir heroine is back
Andrew Trendell

11:00 13th July 2016

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BANKS is back - announcing the follow-up to her debut album Goddess by unveiling her huge new single and video 'Fuck With Myself'. Check it out below. 

"This song is about being your own best friend, your own mother, and your own lover,” says BANKS of the new track. 

Fittingly, the video is a warped and twisted fever dream showing BANKS caressing, attacking and dancing with mannequin versions of her self, while the track takes the twitching, inverted R&B-noir of her debut into much darker and more experimental territory.

Her as yet untitled second album is due for release on 30 September.

After spending much time supporting The Weeknd on tour throughout the world, her last London show was a huge headline gig at Brixton Academy

She also made headlines for slamming Neon Jungle for 'stealing' her track 'Waiting Game' for an unapproved cover on their album without asking for her permission

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