Lil Silva and BANKS are pretty much inextricably linked up at this point, and I’m not mad about it. Lil Silva is known for his layered production and bluesy themes. BANKS is known primarily for her brooding character vocals, and collaborating with stellar producers to push R&B boundaries and break hearts. Their last collaboration, Work, was a match made in heaven, serving to catapult BANKS to public recognition. Lil Silva’s hoping to keep the fire burning by featuring BANKS on two tracks on his MabelEP, out tomorrow, August 5th.
Having listened to Mabel in its entirety, I can confidently say the entire thing is truly fantastic, and showcases the breadth of Lil Silva’s talents. He’s really emphasizing his own vocals more now, though the tracks with BANKS definitely add refreshing variety to the vocal tracks through surprising harmonies and her unique phrasing.
Don’t You Love sets the stage for an EP release that shows off a more thoughtful side of Lil Silva. Though his funk tunes from last year will always be shining examples of his poppier sensibilities, the tracks off of Mabel feel fresh and exciting. Hopefully this teaser will hold you down until Mabel is released tomorrow! Enjoy The Eargazm!