Meet Banks. She wails like Hayley Westenra, gives me the chills, but not as squeaky innocent, which makes me think of Tori Amos. And something about her sound also reminded me of M.I.A, the (maybe) one and only Sri Lanken female rapper. (Remember Galang? I do! With fondness.)
But her name is Banks, and she is all her own. Check out this song, Fall Over, from her album of the same title. She has an official video of this song, but it features her in undergarments and compromising positions, and I didn’t want to detract from her incredible sound. Check it out!