Banks is back and she's not f---ing around, as her latest single makes abundantly clear.

"Underdog," released September 28, is a commanding, almost guttural-sounding slice of stuttering electro-pop, with lines punctuated by (literal!) snarls and sharp exhalations.

It's a nonstop showcase of brilliant melodies and Mastiff-sized hooks, and yet another gem in Banks' (already fairly immaculate) discography.

"Underdog" comes just under a year since Banks’ sophomore album, and hopefully signals that another LP is set to follow soon. We’re still in dire need of an annual Q4 hero after Rihanna abdicated said position, and after the overall excellence of The Altar (as well as "Crowded Places," which was released earlier this year), Banks is undoubtedly one of the top candidates for the role.

Listen up top and check out Banks' upcoming tour dates, below:

09/28 – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
09/29 – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
09/30 – The Theatre at the Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
10/22 – Institute – Birmingham, England, UK
10/24 – The Academy – Manchester, England, UK
10/25 – Eventim Apollo – London, England, UK
10/27 – Rockhal – Esch-Sur-Alzette – Luxembourg
10/28 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
10/30 – E WERK – Cologne, Germany
10/31 – La Madeleine – Brussels, Belgium
11/02 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
11/05 – Batschkapp – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
11/07 – Backstage Werk – Munchen, Germany
11/08 – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland
11/10 – Estragon – Bologna, Italy
11/11 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
11/13 – Olympia – Paris, France
11/15 – Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
11/16 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain

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