Concert: BANKS @ Paradiso, Amsterdam

My mum and I having fun at the concert!

I have never been to such a beautiful venue in my life. Paradiso in Amsterdam is such a gorgeous building, it’s typically European since it’s quite an old building. It has that royal feeling to it, because of the white pillars and the decorated glass. It almost quite feels like you’re in a church. It’s completely different from the arenas or stadiums you usually go to for concerts. I definitely think this kind of setting adds an extra something to the concert. 

Now I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of BANKS, but she’s brilliant. I encourage you to watch one of her videos. Her music is something else, it’s R&B but at the same time it’s not. She writes the most beautiful lyrics, which really get to you in a way. Luckily I’ve never had my heart broken before, but I can feel the pain when she sings about it. It’s exactly the same with all of her songs, you feel like you know what’s she’s singing about even if you really don’t. 

A lot of people compare her to Lana del Rey and Lorde, but I don’t agree with them completely. Partially I do, because she belongs in that category of ‘I don’t quite know what genre this is’. Her music really touches you and her lyrics are brilliant. But I disagree because she’s not Lana del Rey or Lorde, she’s BANKS. All three artists stand for something else, they sing about different things and they project their feelings completely differently. 

Anyway, that’s just my opinion. I don’t know what’s wrong or right, I just know what I feel. What I do know for sure is that I absolutely love all three singers a lot and I can’t wait for them to release (more) new music! 

Lots of Love,




  1. joy
    November 21, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    wow looks like a great concert

  2. Carmen Varner
    November 21, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    BANKS is a queen. She really has a superior voice. Definitely in the Lorde & Lana realm, but each of them brings something different to the musical table. :] // ▲ ▲

    • Savannah Giersthove
      November 22, 2014 / 10:10 pm

      Couldn't agree more! x

  3. Beatriz Rocha
    November 21, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Oh my god, I was going to say she is like a mix of Lana and Lorde till I read your post to the end haha I found Banks out some time ago on youtube when she was releasing her album, I guess. Really enjoyed her!

    • Savannah Giersthove
      November 22, 2014 / 10:10 pm

      Hahaha great minds think alike :p xoxo