Jacob Banks press photo by Ed Cooke

Jacob Banks releases a nostalgic neo-soul tune, entitled, “By Design [Evel Knievel]”

Jacob Banks is a London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Nigeria. Not too long ago, he released a nostalgic neo-soul tune, entitled, “By Design [Evel Knievel].”

Jacob Banks – “By Design [Evel Knievel]” single

“‘By Design’ is about the novelty of youth, before we were altered. At our core, I truly believe we all just want to love and be loved. But even that is a luxury now.” – Jacob Banks explained

‘By Design [Evel Knievel]’ contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing soul vocals that will resonate well with fans of Michael Kiwanuka, Souls in Rhythm, J Appiah, and Jones Dynamic. The laidback tune possesses thudding drums and sad piano-laden instrumentation flavored with neo-soul, gospel, and retro R&B elements. Furthermore, “By Design [Evel Knievel]” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Jacob Banks’s forthcoming album, entitled, “Lies About the War,” slated for a summer 2022 release via his own independent label, Nobody Records. Also, the song embodies the album’s essence, offering solace to a hectic world. Listeners can expect the same lush vocals, warm instrumentation, and sincere lyricism across the project.

Jacob Banks

Jacob Banks press photo

“For me, songwriting feels more like remembering a song. I’m trying to remember a vague dream. The song already exists. I just need to be present enough to pull it out of the sky. Nothing is truly new. We’re trying to tell old stories in new ways. Every sound, sample, kick, and snare has been used, but you can put your own little twist on them. Whoever has the best memory wins.” – Jacob Banks explained

Jacob Banks’s music recalls familiar feelings, emotions, and memories. He allows a flood of thoughts, perspectives, and inspirations to flow through his music. To date, he has generated nearly 200 million streams across various platforms.

In addition to headlining sold-out shows on multiple continents, Banks has delivered electrifying performances at Coachella, SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. Also, he has performed with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, and Alicia Keys. Not too long ago, Banks delivered standout sets on television shows such as Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Later… with Jools Holland. Not to mention, he landed music in The Equalizer 2, Lucifer, Suits, and Game of Thrones, to name a few.

“By Design [Evel Knievel]” single

Jacob Banks - “By Design [Evel Knievel]” song cover art

We recommend adding Jacob Banks’s “By Design [Evel Knievel]” single to your favorite neo-soul playlist. Also, let us know your feelings in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. “Disclaimer: This post contains Apple TV and Apple Music affiliate links. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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