WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE
DJESSE - VOLUME 2 OUT JULY 19, FEATURING JOJO, DODIE, LIANNE LA HAVAS, OUMOU SANGARÉ, CHRIS THILE, SAM AMIDON, STEVE VAI, KATHRYN TICKELL, BECCA STEVENS, AND MARO
05 JULY 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Jacob Collier has unveiled a fourth song and video from new album Djesse – Volume 2, out July 19th via Hajanga Records in exclusive license to Decca/Geffen/Universal Music Canada. Written by Collier just this May, “It Don’t Matter” delivers one of his funkiest creations to date, laying his and JoJo’s satin vocals over sputtering grooves of bass and body percussion.
Listen to "It Don't Matter" HERE
Watch the lyric video HERE
Volume 2 marks the midpoint of Djesse, an epic, four-LP project spanning 40-plus songs that all explore distinct, differing musical styles. Along with JoJo, Djesse - Volume 2 features dodie, Lianne La Havas, Oumou Sangaré, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon, Steve Vai, Kathryn Tickell, Becca Stevens, and MARO.
Collier crafted much of Volume 2 from the home studio in his childhood, London bedroom, performing, producing, engineering, and composing nearly everything himself while simultaneously welcoming a huge new network of collaborators into his world.
Before “It Don’t Matter,” Collier released his take on the classic “Moon River,” an a cappella master class in harmony created with 5,000 of his own vocal recordings and a dizzying array of friends, from Chris Martin and Tori Kelly to Ty Dolla $ign and Herbie Hancock. New York Magazine’s Vulture deemed it a Best New Song, “a living chorus that sticks with you long after its final note.”
Watch the video for “Moon River” HERE
In the latest episode of Vox’s Earworm, Collier helps celebrate the genius of Stevie Wonder, focusing on the musical elements that make Wonder’s music so special, especially on “Sir Duke,” one of Collier’s all-time favorite recordings.
Jacob also just appeared on “Moon River”-guest Daniel Caesar’s new album CASE STUDY 01, adding a wall of voices to “RESTORE THE FEELING.”
Djesse – Volume 1 was released in December to rave reviews; an NPR All Things Considered interview segment, a performance on the popular public radio show Live From Here, inclusion on the New York Times Playlist and more. Collier filmed a video series for Genius and performed at the Spotify Secret Genius Awards. Volumes 3 and 4 will be released over the next several months.
See full list of upcoming international tour dates online at jacobcollier.com.
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