Banks gets bold: How the sultry pop star learned to stand up for herself
Anyone who's ever watched a rock biopic knows the music industry can be a strange and intimidating place, even for the strongest of personalities.
So imagine what it's been like for Banks, a performer who used to suffer such severe stage fright she would sing with her back turned to the audience.
The Californian musician, whose full name is Jillian Banks, first came to attention in 2013 with her London EP - a collection of brooding, vulnerable R&B that earned her a spot on the BBC's Sound of 2014 list.
Her debut album, Goddess, reached the top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic, but the... read more
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