With the premiere of new single "Holding Back" with a performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the singer-songwriter Banks revealed that her fourth studio album, entitled "Serpentine", will be out April 8th, via AWAL.
Last summer, BANKS returned with her song "The Devil," and many laser-focused viewers of the video noticed the word "Serpentina" replacing the name "California" on the license plate of a vehicle featured in the clip.
According to BANKS, “Serpentine” was a word she remembered doodling in her school journals, while the “a” at the end represents a feminization of that idea—an embodiment of a kind of snake queen, as she describes it.
“Snakes represent rebirth and the shedding of one's skin,” she says. “They just move on, and I think that's what life is about. Changing and transforming, with a little bit of danger, but also smooth and silky. It just felt like the perfect representation. This album feels regal to me, but also my most human ever. So I think it kind of touches both ends of the spectrum.”
The album features 10 new songs along with the previously released singles "The Devil", "Skinnydipped", and, now, "Holding Back".