Jacob Banks Shares Soulful Single ‘Unholy War’

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Emerging British singer Jacob Banks makes his U.S. debut with “Unholy Water,” the lead single off his forthcoming EP The Boy Who Cried Freedom. 

Banks’ commanding vocals soar over the intoxicating track, which is marinated soul and lightly peppered with pop elements

Speaking on the song, Banks says, “’Unholy War” really sets the tone of the upcoming EP…I’m calling it ‘digital soul.’ We’re trying to put a modern twist on a genre that’s older than time.”

The Boy Who Cried Freedom is slated to release this spring on Interscope Records.

Banks rose to popularity with his powerful hit “Monster 2.0,” which received over 1 million streams in its first week of release. In early 2013, Banks released his debut EP The Monologue, where he supported the project by touring around the U.K. with artists such as Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith and Alicia Keys.

Listen to “Unholy War” below

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Stream Jon Schuyler’s New Project ‘God’s Eye’

Emerging singer Jon Schulyer has released his new project titled God’s Eye. The mellow body of work features 13 tracks with all in-house production by his production team, St. Francis.

Speaking on his project, Schuyler says, “[These are] songs or letters about exes I thought I’d be with forever, but instead they were all experiences threading together, like a God’s Eye, ultimately leading me to the one.”

God’s Eye follows Schulyer’s 2016 project, 199X.

Stream God’s Eye below.

Johnny Gill Readies ‘What Is This’ As Next Single

Let’s be honest, most album eras don’t run more than a year these days. Artists — mainly their labels — typically release three singles and a visual visuals. Johnny Gill is raising the bar, though.

The R&B vet has announced “What Is This” as his fifth single from his 2014 album, Game Changer. The record impacts urban adult contemporary radio today (Nov. 21).

The organ and drummed based track, reminiscent of Al Green’s earlier work, has Gill taking his time in the bedroom with his special lady. “Baby, let’s take our time / Girl, no need to rush, I wanna see everything / Know what I’m getting,” he coos.

Nearly three years since his Game Changer release, the “My, My, My” singer has seen urban AC radio success for four singles including its lead “Behind Closed Doors,” and his Jaheim-assisted single, “5000 Miles.”

Listen to “What Is This” right now.

Mila J Celebrates Birthday with ‘11.18’ EP

Mila J felt generous on her 35th birthday and gifted fans with a special five-track project, 11.18.

The EP title was inspired by her date of birth and marks her first release since April’s Dopamine release. Along with sharing the surprise announcement on Twitter, Mila hyped the project by tweeting, “Oh Yeah, it comes with a booklet and all that🐣.”

While 11.18 is only 17-minutes and does not include any guest appearances, it still packs a punch.

The five-piece collection features bangers with intriguing titles like “Low Down Dirty Shame” and “Switching Sides.”

Take a listen 11.18 on Spotify today. If purchased on iTunes, you’ll have access to its EP booklet.