One thing we’ve learnt over the last couple of years is that you know what you’re getting with BANKS: beautifully constructed lyrics that could serve as poetry in their own right, a modern R&B backdrop, and one pure, powerful voice. It seems her latest song, ‘Gemini Feed’, is no exception.

The introduction is as refined as could be, the sultry melody filtering back and forth before a sharp beat joins in. This is all BANKS needs to set her up, giving centre stage to her crisp vocals which soar during the chorus. “But admit it that you wanted me smaller / If you would’ve let me grow you could’ve kept me love,” she sings over a snappy hook led by growling bass and jabs of synth, before slinking back into the comparatively calmer verse.

The track was named as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, and came along with the announcement of her upcoming album, The Altar, due out at the end of September. The Altar will be the Californian’s second LP, following her debut album Goddess which arrived in 2014, sealing her position as one of the most talented artists on the contemporary R&B scene – and she doesn’t look like she’s going anywhere any time soon.

Pre-order The Alter here, out 30th September via EMI Records. Feature image via rave