Jillian Rose Banks (often spelled as "BANKS") (born June 15, 1988) is an American Indie Pop singer from Orange County, California. She started writing songs at the age of 15, and taught herself how to play piano from a keyboard she received from a friend to help cope with her loneliness going through her parents divorce. She risen to prominence in 2013 through her music through the use of SoundCloud before signing a deal with Harvest, as well as being an opening act for The Weeknd. In 2014, she released her debut album Goddess to positive reviews and moderate commercial success.
- Goddess (2014)
- The Altar (2016)
- III (2019)
- Fall Over (2013)
- London (2013)
- Album Title Drop: "Gemini Feed" does this for The Altar.
- Bifauxnen: One of her outfits in the "Trainwreck" video.
- Break-Up Song: A good portion of Goddess revolves around these. "Beggin For Thread" and "Goddess" being the most notable.
- Chekhov's Gun: "Waiting Game" was featured on the London EP before being put on her debut album Goddess.
- Child Prodigy: Taught herself how to play piano during her teen years.
- Cluster F-Bomb: "Fuck 'Em Only We Know" and "Fuck With Myself" right in the title. "Goddess" also features one instance of the word "shit" and two uses of the word "fuck".
- Dark and Troubled Past: Struggled with isolation going through her parents divorce. There's a good chance that this influenced her material.
- Destructive Romance: "Waiting Game".
- Genre Mashup: Indie Pop with elements of PBR&B, Electronica and Trip-hop.
- "I Want" Song: "Gimme", the lead single to III, mixed with Intercourse with You.
- Hotter and Sexier: Both her videos from her second album have actual nudity in the videos.
- Last-Name Basis: She goes by her surname.
- Ms. Fanservice: Manages to be this while averting Stripperiffic. Though sometimes she does wear nothing at all.
- Out-of-Genre Experience: "Trainwreck" is almost a rap song, compared to her usual style of slower, lower sung vocals.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: She does this a lot.
- Three Minutes of Writhing: In "Fuck With Myself" "Better" and "Beggin For Thread" most notably.
- Title Track: "Goddess".