So How Did BANKS' Songwriting End Up On Neon Jungle's Album?

"It makes me feel very uncomfortable..."
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It's easy to forget that - amid that hype - BANKS remains a new artist.

The singer is due to unveil her debut album later this year, with preparations for its release already under way.

However it seems that one track is set to find its way into the public domain a little early. Neon Jungle are to release their version of 'Waiting Game' before BANKS - prompting a statement from the American newcomer.

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

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What's your view? Are Neon Jungle in the wrong? Is BANKS being a little over-sensitive? Join in the debate on Twitter.

Photo Credit: Rory Payne

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