The Monologue. He recently unveiled “Unknown (to You),” the first single from his upcoming full-length album, The Village. Banks has supported various artists such as Alicia Keys and Sam Smith, and is now on a headlining tour of North America, which concludes December 5 in Atlanta.
Jacob Banks’s voice packs an emotional punch, bringing his thoughtful lyrics to life. Defying genres, his sound incorporates elements of R&B, rock and roll, hip-hop and pop. Banks moved from Nigeria to Birmingham, Alabama, when he was thirteen and, around age twenty, began writing songs, playing guitar and singing. His career slowly gained momentum in 2013 as he recorded songs for his friends, took the stage at various open mics and self-released his debut EP,