Zimbabwean-born and London-raised R&B singer Ashleigh Bankx has graced audiences with her stunning cover of Adele’s iconic 2008 hit single, “Make You Feel My Love.” Produced by Lyricc and directed by Monalisa & Lyricc, the song showcases Bankx’s unique musical influences and vocal prowess.
Ashleigh Bankx brings a breath of fresh air to the music scene, combining her Zimbabwean roots with a love for R&B, soul, pop, and hip-hop. Growing up listening to Zimbabwean gospel music, afro jazz, and sungura, Bankx’s musical journey took a new direction when she arrived in the UK and fell in love with the passion and emotion of R&B, soul, and pop artists. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and contemporary artists like Rihanna, Bankx infuses her music with a fusion of genres and her own unique spin.
Her musical talent was first recognized by her grandmother, who encouraged her to sing in the family church choir, where Bankx often took the lead during church gatherings and ceremonies. She wrote her first song at the age of 14 and honed her skills by participating in school and national talent shows. Her debut tracks, “Missing You” and “Honey,” showcased her Zimbabwean roots with soothing vocals and sungura-influenced guitar melodies, highlighting her natural songwriting abilities and soulful voice.
After taking a break from music to complete her law degree at Brunel University, London, Bankx found herself drawn back to her passion when a producer friend invited her to a studio session. This experience reignited her love for music, leading her to dedicate herself wholeheartedly to her craft.
This empowering love song, accompanied by captivating visuals, solidifies Bankx as a rising talent in the resurgent soul/R&B scene. Listen to Ashleigh Bankx’s cover of “Make You Feel My Love” on all platforms here https://ashleighbankx.lsnto.me/MUSIC
About Ashleigh Bankx
Ashleigh Bankx is a Zimbabwean-born and London-raised R&B singer known for her captivating vocals and unique musical influences. Combining her Zimbabwean roots with a love for R&B, soul, pop, and hip-hop, Bankx creates a fusion of genres that sets her apart. Inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and Rihanna, Bankx infuses her music with passion and soulfulness. With her debut tracks “Missing You” and “Honey” showcasing her natural songwriting abilities and rich voice, Bankx is set to make her mark in the UK’s resurgent soul/R&B scene. Her latest release, “Angel,” is a testament to her talent and marks the beginning of an exciting musical journey.