"It can't be good for my sanity. It can't be good for my lungs," Jacob Banks sings the words in his incredibly powerful baritone voice on the opening song on the London-based singer's new EP, The Boy Who Cried Freedom. But that's also how I feel scream-crying to his all-consuming stunning conceptual songs.

He's packaged and delivered five of them on his latest soulful body of work, which follow's 2015's acclaimed The Paradox and includes the previously-released anthem 'Unholy War' and personal favourite 'Chainsmoking.' It's a beautiful thing when an artist can blend the sonic bliss of the old-school with the mentality of an old-soul in a modern age. And Jacob Banks does it sincerely. Listen to The Boy Who Cried Freedom below