New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
To produce his rendition of "Moon River," Jacob Collier recorded himself singing 5,000 times. Then he reached out to his musical friends and asked if they could send a video of themselves singing the word "moon" in the key of b-flat. You'll hear (and see in the video) 144 collaborating voices such as Chris Martin, Charlie Puth, Tori Kelly, David
Crosby, Kimbra, Daniel
Caesar, Merrill Garbus, JoJo, Darwin
Deez, Herbie Hancock, Quincy
Jones, Hans Zimmer, Steve Vai, Ty Dolla $ign, Lianne La Havas, Tom Misch and many others whom Collier now counts as key contributors to his ever-growing world - full credits below.
" is the latest single from Djesse, Collier's breathtakingly expansive 4-volume project. Djesse - Volume 2 will be released July 19 on Decca/Geffen and explores the intimacy and closeness of acoustic music. It will feature a number of collaborators, including dodie, Lianne La Havas, Oumou Sangaré, MARO, Sam Amidon, Kathryn Tickell, and Becca Stevens, with more to be announced. Collier has made the majority of Volume 2 in his home studio/childhood bedroom in London - performing, producing, engineering, and composing everything himself.
As he's done for the majority of his music videos, Collier filmed "Moon River
" himself, but this time enlisted Light Sail VR's Matt Celia to help edit and co-direct the 250 unique files and galactic array of faces seen onscreen.
Jacob has released two additional videos from Djesse - Volume 2 thus far:
Jacob released Djesse - Volume 1 in December to raves, 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. He filmed a video series for Genius, performed at the Spotify Secret Genius Awards and scored a series of commercials for Volkswagen that continue to air on TV.
Suzie Collier, Sophie
Collier, Ella Collier, Ben Bloomberg, Herbie Hancock, Quincy
Jones, Eric Whitacre, Hans Zimmer, Steve Vai, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Martin, Charlie Puth, Lianne La Havas, Tori Kelly, David
Crosby, Chris Thile, Daniel
Caesar, Kimbra, Laura
Mvula, MARO, Cory Henry, dodie, Becca Stevens, Jack Conte, Nataly Dawn, Oumou Sangare, Jules Buckley, Jamie Cullum, Tank, Beardyman, Genevieve Artadi, Sam Wilkes, Greg Phillinganes, Michael League, Hamid El Kasri, Avery Wilson, Jojo, Jonah
Nilsson, Tom Misch, Darwin
Deez, June Lee, Kathryn Tickell, Merrill Garbus, Nikki
Yanofsky, Sam Amidon, Alvin Chea, Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Khristian Dentley, David
Thomas, Joel Kibble, Andrea Haines, El Cockerham, Blake
Morgan, Barney Smith, Chris Wardle, Jonathan Pacey, Rob Clark, Sam Dressel, Barak Schmool, Pedro Martins, Jake Sherman, Jonathan Dove, Brian Mayton, Fred Harris, Nicola Hadley, Steve Mulligan, Clyde Lawrence, Gracie Lawrence, Sumner Becker, Jordan Cohen, Thomas
Gould, Gareth Lockrane, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello, James
Maddren, Nick Smart, Pete Churchill, Tom Cawley, Umar Hossain, Mischa Stevens, Jose Ortega, Claudio Somigli, Alessandro Melchior, Christian Euman, Rob Mullarkey, Adam Fell, Michael LaTorre, Michael Peha, James
Wright, Noah Simon, Matthew Celia, Rocky Borders, Josh Helfferich, Robert Watts, Ewa Zbyszynska, Arend Liefkes, Jasper van Rosmalen, Murk Jiskoot, Ruben
Margarita, Aleigha Durand, Allayna O'Quinn, André Smith, Asya Bookal, Briana Marshall, Catherina Lagredelle, Celine Sylvester, Chad Lupoe, Chesroleeysia B, Cleavon Davis, Cole Henry, Danielle
Cornwall, Haley Flemons, Holland Sampson, Jason Max Ferdinand, Jourdan Bardo, JP Scavella, Kashaé Whyte, Keviez Wilson, Kobe Brown, Kristin Hall, Leonard Brown, Lincoln Liburd, Louis Cleare, Maia Foster, Malik George, Malik McHayle, Marissa Wright, Matthew Cordner, Mykel Inez, Naomi Parchment, Natrickie Louissaint, Patricia
Williams, Roddley Point-du-Jour, Samella Carryl, Terell Francis-Clarke, Zaren Bennett
Jacob Collier Canadian Tour Dates:
June 23 - Toronto, CA - Opera House
June 24 - Edmonton, CA - The Starlite Room
June 30 - Vancouver, CA - Vancouver Jazz Festival
July 2 - Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival.