New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Jacob Collier releases Djesse Vol. 3, a wild, weird and wizardly album of his grooviest and hookiest songs to date. Producing, writing, mixing, recording, arranging and performing nearly every element himself, at home in his London Music
Room, the twelve tracks demonstrate both the musical dexterity that has earned the 26-year-old four GRAMMY Awards, and the versatility that Time Magazine says has turned him into "a key, fresh voice as a collaborator." Djesse Vol. 3 features Daniel
Reyez, Kiana Ledé, Kimbra, Mahalia, Rapsody, T-Pain, Tank and The Bangas, Tori Kelly, and Ty Dolla $ign, whose voices accompany his on a journey into a world unlike anything fans have experienced from him.
Djesse Vol. 3 marks the third installment in Jacob Collier's four-album series of shifting sound, style and space. While Vol. 1 was grand and orchestral, Vol. 2 intimate and eclectic, Vol. 3 explores what Jacob describes as negative acoustic distance. In the runup to its release, he has delivered groundbreaking, self-shot performances for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Later… with Jools Holland, and NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, in addition to working with the likes of SZA and Coldplay, and earning praise from Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and many more.
Last night, Jacob Collier joined Amanpour to discuss the project - check out the interview here and read more about Djesse Vol. 3 in a new feature with The AV Club.
Djesse Vol. 3 Track List
Count The People (feat. Jessie
Reyez & T-Pain)
In My Bones (feat. Kimbra
& Tank and The Bangas)
Time Alone With You (feat. Daniel
All I Need (with Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign)
In Too Deep (feat. Kiana Ledé)
Sleeping On My Dreams
Running Outta Love (feat. Tori Kelly)
Light It Up On Me
He Won't Hold You (feat. Rapsody)
Praise for Djesse Vol. 3
"[Jacob] has become a key, fresh voice as a collaborator and musician in the past few years...'He Won't Hold You' is an unhurried, generous wash of sound in the vein of a sweeter James
"[Jacob] sings and plays a studio-full of instruments, and he can't resist showing off his endless layerings, his dense harmonies, his slyly elaborate key changes. 'In My Bones' is a homage to Prince...every pause and transition gets a conspicuous musical flourish"
The New York Times
"It's high praise to say ['In My Bones'] sounds like a Stop Making Sense-era David
Byrne working with a Rhythm Nation-era Janet
Jackson, but the comparison is deserved"
"Collier is uniquely positioned to crank out his best work from quarantine"
"[Jacob] has become the kind of unstoppable force who can tour the world behind a four-part, 50-song album he's releasing over the course of two or three years"
"The polymath multi-instrumentalist is as much a classical musician as he is an a cappella composer as he is a mad, mad genius"
Consequence of Sound
"['In My Bones'] reminds us just how much fun it is to dance again"
"['All I Need'] feels like springtime in a song"
"Jacob Collier's sweeping sound has never been easy to categorize…his lyrics rise, shrink, and distort like intermittent waves of despair as he reflects on a newfound solitude"
"[Jacob's] production chops are on full display, as the subtle synths and piano keys gently build up to a crescendo of moving parts with Ty Dolla $ign
and Mahalia's other-worldly vocals at the center of his latest sonic universe"