According to the critics, you are, since 2012, in the starter mode. Not to burn?
I think I'm dying slowly, and still. And so it is to me dear, I appreciate every step that happens.
How they stand by their soulful debut album, "Village", now, is where it appeared?
It is everything I hoped for me. I say this more from an emotional than from a physical perspective.
Jacob Banks with his Song "Unholy". Video: YouTube/Jacob Banks
Can you explain it in more detail?
the work on The Album confronted me with myself, with my memories and emotions. In the Song "Slow Up" I tried to capture the feeling, to grow up too fast. An experience that I had to make as the Eldest of four siblings. Some memories hurt still today.
A stroke of fate led you to the music, right?
Yes. I loved music, but was convinced that it is not a career option. My best friend pushed me, but I studied and wanted to be an engineer. He died when we were 21. Since it was clear to me that I have to try it at least, as long as air flows through my lungs. Today, you are as a musician financially independent. Are you proud of that?
I was lucky. Or no, it was no luck. So something like this happens, it takes many people to help. I am very grateful.
"We are all earthlings."Jacob Banks
you are born in Nigeria. How does that influence your music?
It gives me the freedom to commute between musical references and Communities. This is a blessing. If Ed Sheeran-colored Song makes a African, he has to legitimize him. If I, as an African, African Sound, behind the no one asks.
your immigrant was certainly not always an advantage, right?
There was a time that I didn't know for which side I stand and how I define myself. But I'm both, and that's exactly how I feel also. And this fact I can't run away. I think it is.
What do you think of the word "home"?
Home is where my cats are. But regardless of that, I think, the world is my home: We are all earthlings.
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