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Jacob Banks Releases Powerful Video For “Unknown (To You)”

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Jacob Banks continues to stir conversations with the release of his new music video for “Unknown (To You),” the first single from his forthcoming album, The Village (Darkroom/Interscope Records). Co-directed by Jacob and FRMWRKLDN, the visual highlights the fragile relationship between a father and son struggling to express their love for one another.

“It can be difficult for men to express their emotions and convey affection, but no one ever talks about it,” explains Jacob. “It’s a masculinity thing but also a cultural thing, and I think many – especially those who grew up in immigrant households – will relate to the dynamic between the father and son in the video. My dad is an immigrant, and even though he is present in my everyday life and I know he cares about me, it’s hard for him to show his love as a parent. ‘Unknown (To You)’ is a song that evokes abandonment, regret, and hopelessness, and I wanted to create a storyline that shows just how hard it can be to communicate emotion and really open up.”

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The combination of cleverly-written-lyrics and Jacob’s passionate and emotional delivery combined with superb production make for a very poignant that crosses culture boundaries.

Jacob is gearing up to launch his headlining “Into The Wild” North American tour at The Roxy Theatre in LA on November 2nd, running through December 5th in Atlanta. The tour will make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada, including 2 nights in NYC (see full list of dates below).

“Into The Wild” 2017 North American Tour Dates:

November 2

West Hollywood, CA

The Roxy Theatre

November 3

Santa Cruz, CA

The Catalyst Atrium

November 4

San Francisco, CA

The Independent

November 6

Portland, OR

Doug Fir Lounge

November 7

Seattle, WA

The Crocodile

November 10

Boulder, CO

Fox Theatre

November 11

Denver, CO

Larimer Lounge

November 13

El Paso, TX

Lowbrow Palace

November 16

Dallas, TX

Three Links

November 17

Houston, TX

HOB-Bronze Peacock Room

November 18

New Orleans, LA

Gasa Gasa

November 20

Nashville, TN

High Watt

November 22

Chicago, IL

Lincoln Hall

November 24

Toronto, Canada

The Drake

November 25

Montreal, Canada

Le Belmont

November 28

Cambridge, MA

The Sinclair

November 29

New York, NY

Bowery Ballroom

November 30

Brooklyn, NY

Rough Trade

December 1

Philadelphia, PA

The Foundry at the Fillmore

December 2

Washington, DC

Rock & Roll Hotel

December 5

Atlanta, GA

Aisle 5

Jacob Banks – “Unknown (To You)” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/UnknownToYou/itunes

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