Emotion, it’s the foundation of music, whether positive or negative, when harnessed and channeled correctly, some beautiful art can be created. In a time where Solange, SZA, Frank Ocean and more are creating just that, indie artists are doing the same. Chicago artist Roy Banks challenges the stereotypes of Black Masculinity, to create a project that is passionate and emotionally vulnerable.
In his debut EP “Sincerely Banks (Loverboy Pt.1)” Roy Banks opens his project speaking on the “Blessings” of his life. After that though, we get an emotionally vulnerable Banks in tracks like “I Got Issues Pt. 1” and “Deep Cuts”. Roy Banks even pauses the show to make sure he communicates with the audience, to help us push forward in our respective journeys. Varied production gives Banks the space to sing melodies and drop bars of wisdom to motivate our next step. 2017 has been a strange year of ups and downs, Roy Banks “Sincerely Banks (Loverboy Pt. 1)” relates to the roller coaster and calls us to push on as we enter a brand new year.
Check out his latest interview with Dead End Hip Hop Here.