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Jacob Banks Releases New Single ‘Stranger’

Jacob Banks Releases New Single ‘Stranger’

Nigerian-born, U.K.-based singer/songwriter Jacob Banks has dropped his new single “Stranger,” out today on Interscope Records and accompanied by an equally captivating videoBanks’ second solo release of 2020 is introspective and heartfelt — he grapples with the feelings of growing distant from a loved one, and the search for healing that follows.

“Stranger,” which Banks co-produced with longtime collaborator Sillkey, fuses soulful R&B with progressive electronic synths, constantly building until the instrumental erupts into strings and keys. Banks cuts through the chilling production with his warm, distinctive baritone, voice full of pain: “Stranger, once upon a time we were the chorus.” The video, directed by Banks, echoes that battle between intimacy and separation by placing Banks and his female co-star in various scenes, straining for contact. The vivid clip leaves the viewer wanting more.

“Stranger” is now available on music streaming platforms. Watch the video below.

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