July 12, 2016


Banks Embodies Twisted Self-Love in 'F--k With Myself' Video: Watch

Los Angeles singer Banks has been teasing new music with fans for months, and now the first taste of her upcoming album is finally here. Explicitly titled "Fuck With Myself," the single's accompanying video finds Banks digging further into graphic visual experimentation.

The blue shadow cast over the video elevates its chilling factor, with an almost demented-looking Banks creeps and crawls in a dark room with contoured dancers, gazes at her naked body in a cracked mirror and licks a bald-headed wax replica of herself. It's just as creepy but more tasteful than a certain Kanye West video.

Banks ghastly whispers of "So I fuck with myself more than anybody else" over minimal production makes it all the more captivating, and shows that she may be moving in a sonic direction that's different from alt-R&B. "This song is about being your own best friend, your own mother, and your own lover," she explained.

"Fuck With Myself" comes after last November's one-off single "Better," and will be featured on her forthcoming follow-up to 2014's Goddess. Look out for her sophomore offering on September 30 and watch Banks discuss her debut LP and overcoming stage fright with us below: