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Jacob Banks – Stranger

Jacob Banks, a Nigerian-born singer based out of the U.K., released a brand new song Wednesday titled “Stranger.”

The song comes with a new music video depicting the emotions of growing apart from a loved one and putting the pieces back together once it’s over. Banks sings, “Stranger, once upon a time we were the chorus.” You can see the video by clicking right here.

Sillkey co-produced the song with Banks, and the two use R&B and progressive electronic synths to build to an eruption of strings and keys.

Banks also directed and starred in the music video himself. He places himself and the female co-lead close enough to touch, but something non-physical continues to prevent them from reaching each other.

Banks is fresh off a feature on Grace Carter‘s “Blame.” He also recently covered the Alicia Keys hit “Like You’ll Never See Me Again.”

He has only ascended since his 2018 album “Village,” which cracked VIBE’s list of the 30 best albums of 2018. It It featured critically acclaimed songs like “Slow Up” and “Nostalgia.”

Already having performed at Coachella, SXSW and Lollapalooza, Banks will look to continue his massive success.

To learn more about Banks, you can click right here. You can also follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Remember ft. Jacob Banks

Today sees Seinabo Sey release the video for Remember ft. Jacob Banks LINK HERE.

The video was directed by Sheila Johansson and NewLand and premiered on Dazed. Speaking to Dazed about the song, Seinabo explains, It’s about wanting to be remembered for all of the good things, and hoping that you can walk out of a relationship whether it be with myself in time, or with a person feeling a sense of freedom. After writing the song herself, Seinabo teamed up with friend and fellow artist Jacob Banks, who transformed the track into a love song.

Seinabo recently announced her new single, I Owe You Nothing and accompanying b-side Remember ft. Jacob Banks. Both are now available to buy and stream on all platforms via Virgin Records. This announcement marked Seinabo’s first new music in over two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015.

Listen to/Share I Owe You Nothing and Remember HERE

The new music sees Seinabo crafting songs revolving around the issues about which she has been vocal on social media and in her enchanting live performances: womanhood and feminism, identity, body positivity and an adherence to loving yourself.

Pushing her art to the next level, Seinabo has taken much of the creative direction for the new record into her own hands, spending the past few months in Gambia (her father’s home country) to film music videos and shoot a plethora of breathtaking new images which encompass her new direction. In the I Owe You Nothing video, Seinabo blends the rich, bright colours of local fabrics with confidence that is evident throughout, she explains I figured it’s time I stand up for myself and this is my best way of doing that.

Seinabo rose to critical acclaim in 2015 following the release of two EPs and her debut album Pretend, which TIME magazine called One of the Year’s Best Debut Albums and SPIN named one of the Best Albums of 2015. Certified Gold in Sweden, Pretend earned her a 2015 Swedish Grammy Award for Best Newcomer and Best Pop award the following year.

The boundary-blurring artist has topped the Hype Machine chart five times and racked up more than 400 million  global Spotify streams to date, including at least 250 million for the album’s lead single, Younger. Kygo’s remix of Younger climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Seinabo spent three years touring the globe in support of the album, stunning audiences with her expressive, soulful voice. She has played festivals such as Way Out West, Glastonbury and Roskilde. Her television performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Later with Jools Holland.

Seinabo will be releasing more music this year and will perform at Stockholm’s 12,000-capacity Globe Arena on Friday, October 5.

X Ambassadors announce JOYFUL Tour

Platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) is thrilled to announce a massive JOYFUL spring headline tour today on the heels of Friday’s “Joyful” single and video release.  Ticket pre-sale begin tomorrow, January 30th, with general on sale set for Friday, February 2nd.   For more information on ticket pre-sales visit  www.xambassadors.com.

The “Joyful” single is a powerful and redemptive track that sets the tone for the band’s new album by the same name. Joyful will be released this spring on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records and is available for pre-order now at http://shop.xambassadors.com/

Tour partner REVERB – a nonprofit that works with musicians and their fans to create measurable positive change for people and the planet – will be at every show running the XAmbassadors Action Zone. Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about the band’s cause efforts and take action to support them.  Details about the activation will be announced soon at REVERB.org.

The spring tour – which includes the already announced May 3rd Red Rocks headline show – finds the band joined by a number of different and exciting artists along the way including Jacob Banks, Misterwives, Mondo Cozmo, Now Now, Son Little and The Aces among others.  The massive three-month trek will come on the heels of a number of intimate club shows this February where X Ambassadors will be showcasing new material from Joyful along with fan favorites such as their double-platinum single “Unsteady” and platinum hit “Renegades” – which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative.

X Ambassadors have once again teamed up with CID Entertainment as the official VIP provider of The Joyful Tour. Fans can choose from two VIP Packages that include an X Ambassadors ticket with early venue entry and the opportunity to join the band before the show for a Q&A and album listening session. To view VIP Package details, visit: http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/x-ambassadors-joyful-tour-2018/

#BoF500

Last night, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records came together to deliver a New York Fashion Week party for the ages in celebration of the fifth annual #BoF500.

Guests included Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Diane von Furstenburg, Stuart Vevers, Karlie Kloss, Virgil Abloh, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack Mccollough, Jared Leto, Selena Gomez, Adwoa Aboah, Slick Woods, Petra Collins, Imaan Hammam, Halima Aden, Lewis Hamilton, and more.


(Photo by Catherine Powell— L to R: AlunaGeorge, Daya, Jacob Banks, 6LACK, BØRNS)

From Interscope, BØRNS, 6LACK, and Daya performed at the after-party whilst AlunaGeorge and Oliver provided DJ sets that kept the party going until the early hours. Jacob Banks floored the room with an intimate performance at dinner. All music and performances were curated by Interscope Records.

Photo recap below: