Rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks, has unveiled the video for his debut single “Unholy War.” The anthemic track, which reached the #1 spot on Hype Machine charts upon its release, is off his upcoming EPThe Boy Who Cried Freedom (out this April). The video is the first of a two-part narrative that Jacob wrote and co-directed himself – a short cinematic effort featuring a father and son duo playing the protagonists in opposite of a Freddy Kruger-esque villain. The video, which was shot against the majestic Colorado mountain landscape, can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/AmAhZq
Speaking on the video, Jacob Banks explains that: “The visual is inspired by real life; a lot of people are marked and oppressed for things that are out of their control. This video is just the beginning of a story that will be told in several parts and in different ways throughout the project.”
Hot off the heels from his national tour with LÉON, Jacob Banks is headed to SXSW next week to make his mark as one of the buzziest break out artists of this year. He will be playing a host of showcases including Billboard’s 7th Annual Music & Tech Mashup on Monday, 3/13presented by Stereogum, SPIN and VIBE. A full list of Jacob’s showcase can be found below or on www.mrjacobbanks.com. Banks will then return back Stateside to play a string of summer festivals.