There’s something about handling an envelope with your name etched in ink across the front. An all-over warming begins in the fingers as they slip tips up against the glue, paper pulling apart paper, all the while wondering, who’s it from? what’s it for? it’s not my birthday… There’s a lot to love about letters: the taste of stamps, sore forearms from lack of practice, shredding the packaging, but more than anything, sharing ink with someone you love is just fun. Pen Friends Forever is the love of going back and forth, swaying side to side, and talking with our favorite artists.
Slate and smoldering, BANKS burns with unassuming danger, drawing you near the tender flame until you’re just a little too close. There may be a scar, but there is no regret. Read the letter we typed to BANKS in praise of “Before I Ever Met You” and then find yourself crushed yet again with the “Fall Over” video.