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R&B singer BANKS on Putting Her Phone Number on Facebook: "It's a Great Idea"

The L.A. vocalist talks connecting with her fans, covering tourmate The Weeknd, and her 'LONDON' EP

BANKS, a singer from Los Angeles whose digitized syncopation recalls the forward-thinking R&B of the '90s, is still growing her fanbase. One unconventional way she's did that is by listing her phone number on Twitter, a move that she still embraces. 

"It’s a great idea," BANKS told Fuse News' Georgie Okell. "I still wanted to wait to connect to connect to people that connect to my music and I felt like putting my number out was a great way." According to BANKS, she still gets calls from fans.

"Most of them honestly are just really beautiful people reaching, out saying how much they love the music and they connect with it," she says of her long-distance pals."

For more on BANKS, including the inspiration behind her LONDON EP, and all the biggest SXSW stories, tune in to Fuse Friday at 7/6c for Fuse@SXSW for our nightly report from Austin. To find Fuse in your area, check out our Channel Finder.

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