Jacob Banks Shares Soulful ‘By Design [Evil Knievel]’ Live Clip

London based Jacob Banks has shared a new live take on ‘By Design [Evil Knievel]’.

The songwriter has a riveting voice, and a depth of expression that goes beyond his peers. New album ‘Lies About The War’ is incoming, with lead single ‘Just When I Thought’ making a deep impression with fans.

Merging his West African heritage – Jacob was born in Nigeria – with a potent, future-facing vision, his work has a timeless quality. Take new song ‘By Design [Evil Knievel]’ – the vocal is pure soul, reflecting an awareness of gospel tradition, while also absorbing modern R&B advancements.

The slumped beat is sheer post-villa hip-hop, but the vocal trills, and playful experimentation are very much the artist’s own.

This new live clip is a superb watch, with Jacob Banks breezing his way through a song that is obviously close to his heart.

Catch Jacob Banks at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on November 22nd.

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