Where Did All My Friends Go??
Where I ask, as the room is dark and the light dims on my cigarette and reflects on an empty flask.
We all promised forever, our first big mistake our parents assured in spite of being a small sum,
Where did all my friends go I ask? I just hope where ever you are, no matter how fast the years seem to add up to always keep our memories young.
Where did all my friends go? Maybe it is I who hasn’t fully moved on, or maybe this is why I have.
Where did all my friends go? Good things never seem to last, a short smile, and all I can do is laugh.
I am in a world of, I am in a world of pain north, south, east, west
I am in a world of pain, have you ever felt you lost the person of your dreams?
and lately its been hard to patch up forever through the seams, but I guess life is not it seems
I was your king you were my queen is what I saw when I thought of better things
and now your gone and now I am lost and this what I have to say in this song
I am in a world of, I am in world of pain, north, south, east, west
Release Date: September 5, 2014
By now I am sure you heard of Bank$. No I am not talking about the rapper Lloyd Banks, most noted for his music works with 50 Cent and Young Buck together forming G-Unit. I am referring to Jillian Rose Banks, 27, singer and songwriter from Orange County, California. I discovered Banks music one night as I was randomly downloading new music, legally of course, and decided to give her debut album Goddess a try because I liked her album cover. Music content of course makes up a significant part of how an artist gains new fans, but having an eye catching album cover will increase any skeptic music lovers chance of giving that artist a listen. Okay. So let me dive into Goddess. Goddess from beginning to end is a beautifully post modern feminist written album that captures raw emotion of a women scared but more so driven by the fact that she is finding herself spiritually, physically, and emotionally. It is near impossible to categorize Banks music into any genre or style. Many blogs and album review sites compared her to the late Aaliyah and I couldn’t help but to notice similarities in both there vocals: how their voices seem to fade out on a tracks but quickly pick up with tremendous authority with the help of a strong production. If I could simply categorize Banks music I would say dark R&B which can be said to be somewhat of a newer style of music. Dark R&B uses heavy melancholic synthesizers, and grand-slam bass that would put your favorite batter to shame. More recently this dark R&B style is being used as an artist named FKA Twigs is gaining popularity with this new sound. I feel this one hell of an album for Banks, especially it being her first album. I do feel the album falls short because all of the tracks feel somewhat the same. I am sure with a standout single, possibly a more upbeat track or two would give her next album a bit a variety. With that being said, songs to listen to are “Goddess”, “Brain”, and “Fuck Em Only We Know”.