Review by MrReesh - Get at me on Twitter - @MrReesh
Pay attention now: this guy is Jacob Banks:
I just really want you to get this right, because you should really care who Jacob Banks is – he’s a phenomenal singer capable of compressing real emotion into 3-5 minute, incredibly well written tracks that only Mr Banks, with that aforementioned phenomenal voice, could sing.
|Jacob Black - this is not Jacob Banks|
Now if you download this for absolutely any reason, do it because of his voice. Whoa! Literally sometimes when you hear it you stop and think "what the hell did I just hear bro???” (in a good way) He's got that classic Motown soul, “my baby no love me but that’s okay” vibe going on but with a chillingly modern twist, which makes it sound astounding rather than simply good and from the first song that satin vocal will keep you listening, even if the song itself won't.
|King Kong after Christmas - still not Jacob Banks|
|Carlton Banks - not to be confused with Jacob Banks|
But what I think I love the most about this EP is that each song feels as though it has a purpose, a characteristic rare in much of modern music in my humble, yet incredibly important opinion. Banks is trying to give us a piece of himself here, an insight to the life and thoughts of a soon to be world conquering artist, and he does it so, so well. Sure there may be some hiccups but it's still a great listen, which legitimately becomes better every time you hear it, discover hidden meanings, or find something that you yourself can connect with. So enough reading, download this rastaclart EP here right now.
Jacob Banks on Twitter: @MrJacobBanks
My Top 3:
1) Something Beautiful
2) Worthy or Hostage
3) Dear Simone