Jacob Banks, a British singer-songwriter, has just released his third studio EP titled The Boy Who Cried Freedom. His passionate vocals and deep, emotional lyrics are irresistible, especially when layered over modern electronic sounds and soulful rock. In 2015, Jacob blew us away with his cover of “Say Something” (A Great Big World), and he continues to impress us today with his new EP.
The five track collection is a gospel-driven style of music with a contemporary twist on R&B. The EP starts off with the previously released track “Chainsmoking” and the singer belts about an irresistible love. The next songs, “Part Time Love” and “Mercy,” have more of a retro feel. “Part Time Love” has raw vocals with an easy guitar lilt, while “Mercy” showcases Banks’ powerful voice with a rock and roll feel.
“Unholy War” is a stunning anthem with strong vocals and an intense emotion. The song’s music video, which came out last month, depicts the emotional story of a father sending his young son away from home to protect him from danger.
The EP concludes with a simple, soulful tune titled “Photograph.”
The Boy Who Cried Freedom is, all in all, great music that touches the head and the heart. His deep, gritty voice, along with the soulful guitar and electronic music, definitely has the ability to send shivers down your spine. Banks proves himself to be not only a versatile artist, but also a contemporary poet.
Check out The Boy Who Cried Freedom below:
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