This Summer 2021, British-Caribbean singer-songwriter ISLAND BANKS brings a heady mix of romance and tropical escape to his new afroswing single, ‘Passion’. Blending Spanish elements with his smooth, clean R&B vocals, ‘Passion’ feels both timeless and modern, underscored by an addictive afroswing backbone.
“I wanted to created something fresh by mixing Afroswing with Spanish instruments, layered with my first love, which is R&B.” — ISLAND BANKS
With an undeniably British essence, and a sound influenced by cornerstone genres of the UK scene like garage and jungle, along with dancehall and afrobeats, Island Banks – whose roots stem back to St Vincent and the Grenadines -draws comparison to legendary boundary-blurring artists like Craig David.
Since releasing his debut single, ‘See You Again’ and recent track ‘Only One’, Island Banks has been making his mark on UK playlists including BBC introducing Essex.
Now, with his new single ‘Passion’, he’s secured a second listing. So keep your eye on Island Banks — because he’s making waves in the UK and beyond.
Download and stream ‘Passion’, out on all major music platforms now.