Rising singer-songwriter Jacob Banks has unveiled the music video for his debut single, ‘Unholy War’.
The anthemic track, which reached the #1 spot on HypeMachine charts upon its release, is off the upcoming EP ‘The Boy Who Cried Freedom’ by Jacob Banks. The video is the first of a two-part narrative that Jacob wrote and co-directed himself – a short cinematic effort featuring a father and son duo playing the protagonists in opposite of a Freddy Kruger-esque villain.
Speaking on the video, Jacob Banks explains that: “The visual is inspired by real life; a lot of people are marked and oppressed for things that are out of their control. This video is just the beginning of a story that will be told in several parts and in different ways throughout the project.”
The video, which was shot against the majestic Colorado mountain landscape, can be viewed here:
Hot off the heels from his national tour with LÉON, and after his conversation with Vaunter earlier in the month, Jacob Banks is headed to SXSW to make his mark as one of the buzziest break out artists of this year.
JACOB BANKS SXSW SCHEDULE
3/13 – VEVO Showcase @ Pelons — 9PM **Private showcase**
3/13 – Billboard 7th Annual Music & Tech Mashup @ Mazda Studio (at Empire Space) — 10PM
3/15 – Communion Showcase @ The Blackheart — 9PM
3/16 – “Music Is Universal” UMG Showcase @ Antones — 1:30PM
3/17 – CLASH Magazine Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards — 9:40PM
For more information on Jacob Banks or his forthcoming tour dates, visit his website.