Belts of power, compelling lyrics and vivid storytelling abundant in Jacob Banks’ recent release.
Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Jacob Banks released the music video for “Unknown (To You),” the first single from his forthcoming album, The Village. The video, written by Jacob and co-directed with FRMWRKLDN, depicts the fragile relationship between a father and son struggling to express their love for one another, constricted by cultural norms that dictate how a man should act.
“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.”
Check out the powerful video below:
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