This week’s records round-up consists of the highly-anticipated debut album of BANKS. The American artist was included in The Edge‘s very own 2014 list, which recognises upcoming musical talent, and has already released two EPs and teased us with many singles, making the arrival of Goddess cathartic. Elsewhere, Amelia Lily makes a surprising return and the next cut from 5 Seconds of Summer’s debut album is released.
BANKS – Goddess
Having released two EPs, BANKS will finally release her debut studio album on Monday. The American singer-songwriter’s debut LP, entitled Goddess, contains all eight singles that BANKS has so far released in her career. Having featured on The Edge’s 2014 List which consisted of up and coming artists in the musical sphere, BANKS looks to have a promising career ahead of her. With husky vocals in an R&B setting, BANKS has an endearing eclectic sound. Listen to the title track of her upcoming album below.
5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Amnesia’
The Australian pop punk band release the third single from their debut self-titled album tomorrow. The new track, ‘Amnesia’, has already entered the top 20 in the US and the top ten in Australia, following the commercially successful performances of previous singles ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘She Looks So Perfect’, with the latter topping the UK charts. The band’s debut record has been universally successful, hitting number one in many places around the world, including Australia, US and Canada. It missed out on top spot in the UK where it reached second place. Watch the video for ‘Amnesia’ below.
Amelia Lily – ‘California’
After changing record labels and postponing her debut album that was initially planned for an early 2013 release, Amelia Lily is returning to the music scene with track ‘California’ under Warner Music. Lily’s discography so far consists of ‘You Bring Me Joy’, ‘Shut Up (and Give Me Whatever You Got)’ and ‘Party Over’, each having entered the UK’s top 40 and the former reaching number two. Lily describes her new track to have a ‘rockier edge’, but in reality it is a shameless catchy pop track. Watch her in action below.