I promised myself I wouldn’t write today so I could embrace the Christmas festivities fully, however, after listening to an up and coming British talent, Mr. Jacob Banks last night, I just needed to spread the love.
Birmingham born Jacob’s voice is so soulful and beautiful its hard to not press repeat! He cites his influences as Nina Simone and Sam Cooke and has already worked with Plan B after winning the Adidas Music competition. He has also won the Birmingham leg of the MOBO unsigned competition – this boy is heading for big things!
His debut EP, named ‘The Monologue’ was out earlier this month and I will guaranteed be picking it up for some easy and upbeat, soulful listening in the New Year to keep me sane!
This is the video for his first single, Kids on the Corner, which has a brilliant vintage Motown feel and cements his status as a new big thing to watch. Also check out him singing ‘Let Me Love You’, it’ll give you chills!
Have a lovely Christmas Eve!