Bishop Briggs ‘Someone Else’ feat. Jacob Banks music video portrays song’s emotional tightness perfectly (watch)

The artists’ clenched way of singing in Bishop Briggs ‘Someone Else‘ feat. Jacob Banks perfectly illustrates the emotion in this gorgeous song

Incredibly talented British American singer songwriter Bishop Briggs has collaborated with the amazing Nigerian-born English R&B soul singer songwriter Jacob Banks to film a new music video for their song ‘Someone Else‘.

The song was originally a promotional single for Briggs’ 2019 album Champion and, up until now, has not had an official music video.

Now with a music video with both singers in a room standing back-to-back, perfectly showing their estrangement from each other, and the tight-clenched-jaw-way they both sing illustrating the constricted emotions in the song — the music video could not be more wonderful.

Especially as ‘Someone Else‘ ends, back in real life, with the two giggling at each other with uncontrollable joy.


Why Bishop Briggs chose Jacob Banks to sing ‘Someone Else

In a comment on the YouTube video, Briggs herself talked about why she had written the song, and why she had so desperately wanted Jacob Banks to sing it with her:

I love you all. Thank you for being so supportive during this particularly painful and sensitive time. I wrote “Someone Else” about feeling overwhelmed by existing in the world.
I texted Jacob Banks this dream I had of hearing his voice on this song. Within a few hours he sent back a version of him singing along to the track full of his iconic vocal tone that you really only come across once or twice in your lifetime if you are lucky.
I began tearing up within seconds of hearing his voice in the intro of the song. Jacob has one of those voices that you read about in the music history books. He is among the voices that will stand the test of time and have the ability to take your breath away. I hope you feel comfort and warmth. I hope in the process of this release I do too.

And yes, she is correct about Jacob Banks.

A singer who, while he has definitely made a splash in certain areas of the music world, should still be far more recognized and listened to than he currently is.

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Watch the music video for Bishop Briggs’ ‘Someone Else‘ feat. Jacob Banks, and watch how that clenched jaw way of singing they both have adds such powerful emotion to the song and its video.


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