Banks Covers the Aaliyah Classic “Are You That Somebody?”


As SPIN pointed out when writing about her “This Is What It Feels Like” single, BANKS—like many R&B/pop singers these days—borrows the occasional musical cue from Aaliyah. The circle was closed tonight with a spare performance of “Are You That Somebody?” on the BBC’s Live Lounge program. BANKS also performed one of our favorite 2014 singles (“Brain”) with an acoustic guitar in place of Shlohmo’s spine-climbing beat.

Listen to both songs below, and look out for BANKS’ debut album this summer…