Philadelphia native Guordan Banks is a songwriter and contemporary R&B balladeer with a smooth, mildly raspy delivery honed from years singing in church choir.
While pursuing a career as a lawyer, Banks switched his focus to music. Early single "One Day" echoed the style of John Legend, an artist Banks would later work with. His mood-diverse debut EP/mixtape, A Song for Everyone, appeared in 2014 and featured performances by Ayo and rappers Meek Mill, Omelly, and Wale. It was released on Mill's Dream Chasers Records. In addition to his own material, he penned tracks for Keyshia Cole ("Trust and Believe") and John Legend ("Who Do We Think We Are"), and contributed to Meek Mill and Jadakiss' "Heaven or Hell." Working independently via his label, Bank on It Entertainment, Banks released the singles "Leanin' On," "We Might Die," and "Keep You in Mind" in 2015. "#WYWDT (Where You Wanna Do This?)" with DeJ Loaf was issued in 2016, along with the tropical-dance "Revolution," featuring E.C. Twins. Leading up to his 2017 debut LP release, Banks released "Hug" with Omari Hardwick, "Crossover," and "Baby Girl." ~ Marcy Donelson & Neil Z. Yeung