Ode To Banksy

Album: The House That Jack Built (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The third single from The House That Jack Built pays homage to the internationally renowned street artist Banksy, as well as being a lament to the reclusive painter's loss of anonymity. "I've been a fan of Banksy for ages," explained Hoop. "This song is a splatter of inspirations that I have gathered from his pieces round the world. There are 4 or 5 specific pieces that inform the lyrics. I named the song 'Ode To Banksy' because, as a huge fan , I much prefer to keep the mystery of his identity alive...and while I was writing the song there were big press blasts to reveal his identity... which I ignored. I'll keep him masked thank you!
    "This song is like pop art itself...for arts sake," she continued. " I am also a big a fan of Bobbie Gentry and her song 'Ode To Billie Joe' is a long time favourite of mine... the thought of the death of a great intrigue gave me a good excuse to write my own Ode."

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