British Group Neon Jungle just released their EP Trouble. One of the songs on the EP was “Waiting Game” written and released originally by BANKS as a single and music video. It is a track on her upcoming debut album, being released in September. Many people questioned why BANKS would give them her song and this was her response.
“People keep asking why I let Neon Jungle put my song “Waiting Game” on their album when my album has yet to come out. The answer is I was never asked. I was as shocked as you to see this song made up of my own heartbeats on their album. A song that was born from my real life, my real heartache, my real fingertips when I was at one of the most confusing times in my life.
How strange it is to see it used on someone else’s album before it even comes out on mine.
It makes me feel very uncomfortable. Like my own thoughts were stolen from me and sold as someone elses. I am a new artist and new to this business and I am told it is legal. But it feels really icky. I guess I can only hope Waiting Game means as much to Neon Jungle as it did to me when I wrote it……. BANKS”
I literally cannot believed this for several reasons. One isn’t this illegal? Two what group would have the audacity and indecency to do this? Three that really is unfortunate for BANKS and I’m sure very damaging as an upcoming artist.
What do you think about this?