One of the UK’s most talented and compelling artists, Jacob Banks, has revealed the video of his new release “Monster”. Taken from his recent EP release, “The Paradox”, the innovative visual premiered over on Complex Magazine moments ago, you can watch it here.
Premiered via Complex UK, “Monster”, the self-proclaimed energetic cut, co-produced with UK producer Show N Prove showcases Jacob’s killer hook on top of an already-spectacular vocal. He is a songwriter that keeps raising the bar higher with his deeply soulful vocals shining through on everything he does. Listeners will find Jacob’s sheer versatility apparent, whether that’s on an emotional R&B track or like ‘Move With You’, a retro-feeling, fast-paced boogie/doo-wop smash!
Speaking on “Monster”, Jacob Banks comments: “The video was fun to shoot because we weren’t supposed to be in the car park where it was shot, I felt like a grime MC which was always a dream of mine. It was shot in one take so there was a lot of organisation, it was hilarious and frustrating but it’s always magic when you see a vision come to life. The song came about when I was going through a phase of understanding that sometimes you have to take what you want, and as much as I don’t like it, sometimes it’s my only option.” – Jacob
At only 24 years old Jacob Banks has already achieved so much and built an incredible following. Since deciding music was something he really wanted to pursue he has gone from strength to strength. His big break came when he won the MOBO Unsung competition and studio session with acclaimed British artist Plan B, who went on to mentor his early career.
When he went on to release his debut ‘The Monologue EP’ in 2012 his career propelled, as well as selling out two headline London shows he has toured with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Alicia Keys and Chase and Status and performed on Jools Holland twice along with performances for Radio 1’s Live Lounge and BBC Urban Proms. This collection of songs was a perfect example of what a true artist and songwriter Jacob is and gave everyone just a taste of what this guy is capable of.
One thing remains the same; Jacob Banks isn’t like anyone else out there, giving a whole new take on modern R&B, soul and pop, Jacob is quickly proving to be one of his generations most interesting composers and lyricists.
With fans on tenterhooks for the next installment from the singer, Jacob is a real and innovative artist and this is just the start for him. Undeniably one to watch for 2016, Jacob, watch this space!