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Artist of the Week: Jacob Collier
7th December 2018
This week's artist goes to the one and only Jacob Collier - and 'artist' is really an understatement. Having just released his second album 'Djesse Volume 1', Collier flexes all his musical talents to epic proportions, from inventive vocal harmonies to general virtuosity. It's a only quarter of his ambitious new concept: four records in one album comprising of 40 songs.
Everyone from the Metropole Orkest (conducted by Jules Buckley) to the British a capella octet Voces8 to the ever wonderful Laura Mvula features on this album. Even his mother and sisters get a part to play. But by no means does Collier take a backseat in instrumentation; he might not be playing all the instruments, but he's engineered, produced and mixed the record.
This album already covers everything from sombre duets ('Ocean Wide, Canyon Deep') to classic Collier covers ('All Night Long') and breathtaking originals ('Home Is'). Djesse Vol. 1 already proves Collier can do it all - and there's so much more to come.
Take a listen to 'With The Love In My Heart':
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