Young soul revivalist Jacob Banks is the kind of artist you fall in love with. His voice is deep, strong, and deliciously emotive. His music is thoughtful and overwhelming. You’d imagine the producers are lining up to work with him, and Timbaland, for one, got in the door on a remix of his single “Unknown (To You).”
The original is a slow, soulful build. Banks is raw as hell on the mic, his voice gritty as it strains and begs for the words he wants, or maybe doesn’t really want, to hear. Timbaland beefs it up with strings and electronic drums. It’s reminiscent of the work he did on Justin Timberlake‘s Future Sex Love Sounds.
It seems the hip-hop and pop mogul is back in the saddle in a big way. The “Unknown (To You)” remix follows production co-credits on Brazilian electronic artist Bruno Martini’s tune “Road.” Listen to Timbaland’s remix of “Unknown (To You),” out everywhere on Inerscope Records, below.