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Banks Prepares for a Magical Guggenheim Gala, with Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri as Her Fairy Godmother

Go behind the scenes of the Dior and Guggenheim International Gala pre-party as musician Banks prepares for her first show in support of her new album — in a dark fairytale of a custom gown by Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Released on 11/18/2016

Credits

Producer: Karine Benzaria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dkachnRejU

Transcript

00:00
Hey guys, I'm Banks, and you're gonna get ready with me
00:02
for the Guggenheim show tonight.
00:04
♫ I started all of the wars
00:08
I'm speechless.
00:10
This is the first show of this album,
00:11
and the fact that I'm wearing a custom Dior dress
00:15
that Maria Grazia designed for me,
00:17
and I'm doing it at the Guggenheim,
00:20
it feels like I have to write a song about it.
00:24
I don't know how to explain what it feels like.
00:29
I never wear makeup when I'm not going to an event
00:31
or something, but I do take care of my skin.
00:34
Like I make sure I hydrate,
00:37
Chapstick (laughs).
00:39
I wish I had a cigarette.
00:41
Like one of those long old school ones.
00:43
[Makeup Artist] Like Audrey style?
00:44
(laughs)
00:50
♫ I don't even try to get creative
00:57
♫ I smell a clown looking goofy dressed up as a native
01:02
Hello everyone, I'm on my way to soundcheck,
01:04
and I can't even wait.
01:11
(lips smacking)
01:12
♫ Make it go away, you don't even know
01:16
There's nothing like singing a song live.
01:18
There's a completely different energy to it
01:20
than when you're just in the studio singing it.
01:23
Creating the song is what,
01:27
for me, helps me understand even what I'm feeling.
01:31
Sometimes I'm so confused.
01:33
Sometimes I just feel like I'm insane
01:35
and I'm chronically dissatisfied, and then I'll write a song
01:38
and I'll be like, oh there's actually something
01:40
in particular that I'm feeling,
01:42
not just this general lack of satisfaction with life.
01:46
(chuckles)
01:49
It really helps me work through everything,
01:51
and then actually performing the song,
01:53
you don't have to think about what am I feeling.
01:56
You already wrote it,
01:57
and so now you just bring this new life to it.
02:02
Oh my god, I almost want to wait to show you
02:05
until the headdress is on so you can see it.
02:08
It's like the feathers.
02:09
Like I feel like you really nailed.
02:11
It's my dream dress,
02:12
like if I were to like Oh perfect.
02:13
I'm so happy.
02:15
Well, thank you so much.
02:16
Wait, is it bad that I'm covering up her dress when I?
02:20
It's not right?
02:23
(audience applauds)
02:31
♫ I started all of the wars
02:35
♫ I started all of the wars
02:39
♫ I've been getting messages from my deep waters
02:46
♫ I'd be a resentful caretaker
02:48
[Banks] I'm really excited.
02:50
Old songs and new songs are just kind of like
02:52
benchmarks in your life.
02:54
Diary entries that you can remember.
02:56
Sometimes you don't wanna read them,
02:58
but sometimes you kind of do.
03:01
♫ Oh my god, I think I saw a ghost
03:09
♫ Call me up, call me up, call me up, call me up