If you haven’t heard of Jillian Banks, you will soon. Currently signed to Universal, her video “Beggin For Thread” from her upcoming album, Goddess, is on it’s way to it’s first million views on YouTube and the track is a welcome infusion of sophisticated electro-pop.
The Tarzana California native began writing songs as teenage after a friend gave her a keyboard while she was dealing with some family issues.
For several years she wrote and played as a hobby but then in 2013 she uploaded “Before I Ever Met You” — a sleek, low-key track that sounded like the work of someone who had grown up listening to Fiona Apple and Massive Attack.
Within a matter of months, she was releasing singles for the UK-basked label Good Years and the reactivated Harvest Records (in the U.S.), including “Warm Water” (produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and “Fall Over.”
That September, she released a four-track EP, London, and was opening for The Weekend during their North American tour.