Birmingham singer-songwriter Jacob Banks has just released a video for his emotional track “Unknown ( To You),” from his forthcoming album, The Village. The song is reminiscent to John Legend’s style of writing, making it familiar yet unique on its own.
According to Broadway World, “the powerful video, written by Jacob and co-directed with FRMWRKLDN, depicts the fragile relationship between a father and son struggling to express their love for one another, constricted by cultural norms that dictate how a man should act. Billboard premiered the video, calling it “both unflinching and affectionate in its portrayal of two polar opposites colliding.”
Jacob became the first unsigned act to ever appear on BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge,‘ he also won the 2012 MOBO UnSung regional competition in Birmingham and the Adidas “Are You In” music competition. He later signed with Interscope Records in 2016.
Watch the video for “Unknown (To You)” below.