SINGLE REVIEW: Kota Banks – Big Bucks 

We are heading into the thick of summer and we are in desperate need of some anthems to get us through all of the pre-drinks, BBQ’s and parties of the season. And there is one rising Australian singer-songwriter whose body of work perfectly embodies that energy and playfulness you will need to hype your friends up and sing along to on long road trips. 

Kota Banks has been an artist who has been frequently playlisted on triple j and has even caught the attention of Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE who she has recently collaborated with. 2019 has seen her play a lot of festivals and also also seen her sign with Sony Music Australia to release her new music through. So following the anthemic ’20 Missed Calls’ she’s stepping it up to give you something a little sassier. 

‘Big Bucks’ is a beat heavy track, soaked in electronic influences that are reminiscent of Charli XCX and her recent collaborators. It’s very experimental and begins quite gritty and DIY before polishing out in the hook and giving you a big radio ready hook. 

Daydreaming of the luxe life she wish she could live, she also gives a commentary on the 21st century greed and how dangerous it can be to actually wish to live this lifestyle. “Wanna get so rich my wrist is one big diamond sparkle. Want you to mistake my ring finger for Meghan Markle’s. Want you to mistake my mansion for a small country. Keep it for a while then I sell it and feed the hungry, yeah”. 

There are a lot of great one liners throughout the song which will have you laughing and smiling including this pure gold one-liner; “I’m too fucking busy for a boyfriend. Men or money had to pick my poison”. 

‘Big Bucks’ is yet again another catchy track for Kota Banks’ growing discography and proves that she can keep the sassiness rolling time and time again even with an underlying interesting social commentary.