Album Narrative: Jacob Banks Monumental Debut Album ‘Village’ Sounds Like The Definition Of Good Music


Jacob Banks, the British Nigerian singer, guitarist and songwriter from Birmingham, represents the modern era of good music doused in intellect, sonic experimentation, blues, soul and a time capsuled like listening experience sifting from past to present. Banks has a voice that’s strong, stunningly well ranged and beautifully rustic. A name that might not resonate with your memory as of now but his introduction to the world will be felt soon enough.

Banks got his start at open mic nights and quickly garnered a following for his compelling vocal presence and daringly intimate songwriting. His music bathes in textured beats, African inspired vibes, blues influences and an undeniable soul component that together crafts a truly idiosyncratic sound. Banks debuted with his EP The Monologue back in 2013 and has supported the likes of Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith and Alicia Keys on their U.K tour – Now, the Interscope Records signed star releases his follow up to his EP The Boy Who Cried Freedom with his premier album Village…

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