Banks’ New Video For “Trainwreck” Will Haunt Your Dreams

January 18, 2017 By Jordan Miller


She can run, but she can’t hide.

Banks dropped an eerie new visual from her most-recent album The Altar, which shows the “Mind Games” singer batting for control from a group of ghoulish men dressed in suits.

In the Hitchcock-inspired visual, directed by Marie Schuller, Banks is seen gazing at herself in a shattered mirror and on a television screen, then forcibly getting tossed around in a hotel room. “Baby it was just a phase,” she sings. The 28-year-old ends up fighting back, delivering a crushing blow that will leave you feeling even more lost than when you first clicked play.

She says of the song: “Those were some of the first lyrics I ever wrote! So I knew that there would be a home for those lyrics at some point. I was like a trippy little girl and that’s what music does to me. I felt like an alien and it was like a place for me to be an alien. They stayed in my head! It was like a chant. I do remember writing it — I wrote it down in a notebook. I always remember those lyrics, though. There are some lyrics that I’ve written that I always will remember.”


Stream The Altar below:

Banks is also heading on tour in Europe and North America.

UK/European live dates:

24.02 Antwerp, Belgium Trix

25.02 Hamburg, Germany Gruenspan

27.02 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega

28.02 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen

03.03 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen

05.03 Cologne, Germany Gloria

06.03 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso

08.03 Paris, France La Cigale

10.03 Manchester, UK Albert Hall

11.03 Glasgow, UK ABC

13.03 London, UK Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)

US Tour Dates

4/13 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay

4/14 Indio, CA Coachella

4/16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

4/17 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

4/18 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO

4/20 San Francisco, CA Warfield

4/21 Indio, CA Coachella

6/2-6/4 New York, NY Governors Ball

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