Hear Lil Silva's New EP ft. Banks

While much of the world focuses its attention on Banks’ debut album next month, one of the rising R&B starlet’s biggest collaborators celebrates his own success quietly today.

"Take your dreams seriously," reads Lil Silva’s Facebook. It’s a quote the Bedford-based producer has really driven home. While the 24-year old is the mastermind behind a big chunk of Banks’ discography, the producer has stayed dedicated to his own work as well, releasing his own EP, titled Mabel, today which features Banks on two fifths of its tracklist. The effort careens heavily between the aisles of funk and electro-R&B, prominently elevating the heaviness of its emotions with Silva’s own, weighty voice, producing a punch-drunk effect. Listen to “Don’t You Love” featuring Banks above, and order Mabel on iTunes now.