Jacob Banks brings his soulful voice to Aisle 5 on Dec. 5

The Birmingham, UK-based singer plays songs from his latest EP, 'The Boy Who Cried Freedom'

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Jacob Banks

Since 2012, soul singer and songwriter Jacob Banks has been racking up acclaim and building a fanbase that spans the globe. The Nigerian-born, Birmingham, U.K.-based singer creates radio-ready blues ballads anchored by his soulful voice. In April, Banks released, The Boy Who Cried Freedom (Darkroom/Interscope), a six-song EP that showcases his pension for storytelling. The standout track, "Chainsmoking," features the 26-year-old howling about the inescapable pull of a toxic relationship. Banks employs relatable situations and an impressive vocal range to create songs that are bound to stir the emotions of listeners.

$15-$18. 9 p.m. Tues., Dec. 5. With Bibi Bourelly. Aisle 5, 1125 Euclid Ave. N.E. www.aisle5atl.com.

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