Jacob Banks launched the thought-provoking and transferring music video for his newest single “Slow Up” on Tuesday (Nov. 6).
“Slow Up,” self-directed by the 27-year-old English singer, poignantly captures the human expertise, emphasizing that we're stronger collectively than we're alone. Banks weaves collectively the narratives of fully totally different individuals, from a mom dancing along with her son in a park, to a carefree younger couple driving round in a convertible. He contrasts these moments of togetherness with scenes of remoted vulnerability, whether or not it’s a tragic woman in an empty laundromat or, disturbingly, a person bleeding out alone on the bottom. “Slow Up’s” visuals stress the significance of affection and the human connection that unites us all.
Underscoring the video’s impactful visuals is Banks’ voice itself, together with his deep, throaty vocals giving the music a soulful energy. In the music’s refrain, Banks conveys the message of “Slow Up” with the easy lyric “Don’t you develop up on me,” capturing the innocence of being younger and so open to like. However, a percussion-heavy, distorted beat that comes later within the monitor creates a barely unsettled tone, reminding the listener of the ever-present disruption of hate.
“Slow Up” is a single from Banks’ debut album Village, launched on Friday. Previously, the singer has opened for Sam Smith and Alicia Keys and has carried out at festivals, together with Coachella and Lollapalooza. Banks will head to North America this winter for his headlining Village Tour.
Watch the complete “Slow Up” Video beneath.