British rising singer/songwriter Jacob Banks announced the release of his new single “Chainsmoking,” taken from his upcoming EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom, which is coming out later in the Spring.
“Chainsmoking is about understanding that shit may be hard, but we push on any way,” Jacob Banks told The FADER. “I am really happy to share it, the sound mixes old and new vibes which is done across the EP in different colors.”
Banks has made a name of himself as one of the emerging artists of 2017. He took Texas by storm through buzzed-about shows at SXSW and showcases at Fader Fort, VEVO, Clash Magazine, 7th Annual Music & Tech Showcase @ Mazda Studio. Jon Pareles of The New York Times said,” [Jacob Banks] promised ‘depressing songs,’ but they were also defiant ones. Although he’s from London, Jacob Banks has soaked up American blues and gospel; he can summon bitter moans and back-to-the-wall growls. Meanwhile, his songs fortify their soul underpinnings with the timbres (though not the clichéd beats) of electronic dance music, exorcising pain with a wallop.”
Listen to the song below and take a look at the album’s official track list:
THE BOY WHO CRIED FREEDOM OFFICIAL TRACK LIST:
2. Unholy War
3. Part Time Love
5. Empty Photograph