On his full-length debut Connection (Jacobs Ink/Empire), Jacob Latimore delivers a soulful yet hook-heavy style of R&B that honors his deep musical roots. “As an artist the most important thing to me is connecting with my audience, especially the people who’ve been with me since I was a kid and first started making records,” says the 20-year-old Atlanta-based singer. “I wanted to give them something new and different and but still connect back to that core, which is where the album title comes from.” On tracks like his powerfully catchy single “The Real,” Jacob reveals a new dimension of talent to those who best know him through his acting work—a thriving career that includes co-starring alongside Will Smith in Oscar-winner David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty. He’ll also star in a yet-to be named crime drama from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and her “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal. The film chronicles a police raid in Detroit in 1967 which resulted in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history. Also coming up is the film “Krystal,” with Latimore joining William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Kathy Bates and Rosario Dawson in a dramatic comedy marking the directorial debut of actor William H. Macy. A triple-threat who’s also made dancing central to his live show, Jacob created Connection with such producers as Mel & Mus (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber) and Christopher “Deep” Henderson (Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz). The album also showcases his carefree but impassioned vocal performance in the previously released singles “Remember Me” and “Climb,” which together have amassed nearly 7 million streams. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Jacob Latimore.