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True-to-form, BANKS, one of V88 The Music Issue’s cover girls releases a captivating, kaleidoscopic video of understated seduction for her Shlohmo-produced track, “Brain.” Like her other videos, BANKS hypnotizes in black-and-white, but this time undulating beneath veils and a crimson lens. There’s a blink-and-you-miss-it moment where the soulful siren gives a proper middle finger to whoever this “screw you” track is about. In past videos BANKS has always coyly averted the camera’s gaze, but no more. Here, this female force is full-on and taking control.