Women in Music 2016
Watch Billboard and American Express' 'Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation' Video
Bozoma Saint John Accepts Executive of the Year Honor at Women In Music 2016: 'We're Knocking Dudes Out of the Way to Make Room for You'
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
Kesha Accepts Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016: 'Don't Let Anyone Take Your Happiness'
Banners Shares Dreamy New Track 'Holy Ground': Exclusive
Musician Michael Joseph Nelson -- who performs under the moniker of Banners -- released his self-titled debut EP back in January. Now, almost a year later, he and his haunting falsetto are back with a new track titled "Holy Ground."
The Liverpool native -- who grew up inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley and Arcade Fire -- fuses melodious and delicate vocals with textured production. Following the release of his EP, Banners performed his breakout single "Shine A Light" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
His new song, though, which is being shared exclusively with Billboard, diverges from the surging, up-tempo and, well, brighter sound of "Shine A Light." Rather, on "Holy Ground," Banners sings with an angelic lilt, while the song floats on at a slow and slumbering pace, as if within a dream.
"This is a song about special people and special places," Banners tells Billboard. "And keeping those memories with you wherever you go."
Listen to "Holy Ground" below.