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Top 10 Songs of the Week (11/6)

on November 06, 2015, 1:00pm
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09. Banks – “Better”


A simple, yet entrancing vocal loop runs through the latest single from Banks, the golden thread that ties together her gorgeous vocals and the minimal instrumentation. “I can love you better than she can,” she cries, momentarily supported by chunks of brightly glowing synth and splashes of percussion before returning to airy space. More than anything, this is an excellent platform for Jillian Rose Banks, demonstrating the evocative, skyscraping vocals she can wield like a weapon. The song’s passionate take on dark R&B pop totally justifies her recent placement as the opener for The Weeknd’s upcoming tour. Luckily, the premier of “Better” also came with the promise of a new album, likely due sometime early in 2016.  –Adam Kivel

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