Ashleigh Bankx chats Pharrell Williams, embracing blackness and style icons

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It’s time to introduce to you London-based artist Ashleigh Bankx. She’s the latest singer to emerge from the UK’s resurgent soul/R&B scene, and she’s making a huge statement at the top of the year with the release of “Angel”. We grabbed the singer for an exclusive 1 on 1 chat.


Q.So to KICK it all off who is Ashleigh Bankx? in three words only 

Confident, Perfectionist, Creative 

Q.Who did you grow up listening to and what are you listening to right now? 

I grew up listening to Beyoncé, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lauryn Hill. 

Right now, I am still listening to the same artists plus myself.

Q. If you could work with any other Producer/ Rapper/ Singer on a record who would it be and why? 

Pharrell Williams because of his songwriting skills, his wit, his creativity and his work ethic.

Q. We love ‘Angel’ tell us a bit about that track? 

‘Angel’ takes you on a self-discovery journey filled with self-love and self-worth, which everyone experiences through love and heartbreak. And with that comes the ability to embrace yourself and all that you are. For me it was embracing my blackness in its complete fullness.

I hope my listener can relate to this.  

Q. We have a few easy questions for you now- Pick two Celebrities to be your parents- Who? 

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10? 

13 !!

Q. What’s your go to emoji? 

Pink love hearts 💕

Q. Who is your style icon? 

Rihanna 

Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life who would you like to see play the lead role as you?  

I don’t know lol because there are so many black actresses that I admire. 

Q. Where can we find you (YouTube/insta/ Sound cloud etc.) 

You can find me on all major platforms @Ashleigh Bankx 

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