Spotlight on REVOLT: Liana Bank$ "LVLUP"
Get to know the upstart and check out her video in rotation on REVOLT.
Bio: Singer/songwriter Liana Bank$ was born in Manhattan, raised in Queens and she grew up surrounded by a family of accomplished musicians who performed on Broadway, sang jazz and gospel. As a result, she always gravitated towards her creative side. As a shy child, Liana began writing songs at an early age to express herself and soon realized her passion was rooted in music and performance.
During high school she spent most of her time involved in theater, talent shows and dance recitals, but all of that was soon to change. Through pure coincidence, Liana had a chance to audition for Chris Brown for an MTV performance as a background dancer and secured the slot. The experience watching Chris rehearse and perform was so inspiring to her that it solidified her realization that she wanted to become an music artist.
Using her songwriting skills to get in the door, Liana was able to get into studio/writing sessions with legendary producers like Scott Storch, Jerry Wonda and JR Rotem straight out of high school. She soon found herself crafting and submitting songs for artists like Rihanna, Nikki Minaj and Justine Skye. All of this experience honed her writing abilities to prepare herself for her own music.
Liana cites influences from female artists with strong images such as Grace Jones and Missy Elliot, but her all-time favorite performer is James Brown. Although she is inspired by the creativity of those past icons, Liana’s music is taking giant steps towards the future at warp speed. Her unique sound blends pop sheen with a raw urban perspective in a colorful way that is only matched by Liana’s signature green hair. Her upcoming project, Insubordinate, is an urban pop headphone masterpiece for a new generation.
Watch her video on REVOLT the week of April 25th, 2016! Let us know your thoughts by tweeting @RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnRevolt