Jacob Collier Collaborates with Lianne La Havas, dodie, Sam Amidon, Becca Stevens, Oumou Sangaré
12 April 2019
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, producer and two-time GRAMMY winner Jacob Collier will release the second volume of his new 4-album project ‘Djesse’ on June 28th 2019 via Hajanga Records in exclusive license to Decca/Geffen. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Lianne La Havas, UK YouTube star dodie, US folk singer Sam Amidon and Grammy-winning Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré, the latest instalment follows on from Volume 1, which delved into the limitlessness of orchestral music, by focusing on the intimacy and closeness of acoustic music.
The first single and music video from Volume Two is for the track ‘Make Me Cry’ and is available here:
Filmed at YouTube Space LA and co-directed by Collier with LA-based production studio Light Sail VR, the video brings Collier’s musical world to life in typically otherworldly, whimsical and technologically boundary-pushing fashion. An immersive 360-degree virtual reality version of the “Make Me Cry” video will debut on Tuesday April 16th.
Jacob Collier: “Djesse Vol. 2 is the second part in the four-part musical journey I have embarked on creating this year. Whereas Vol. 1 embraced the space and breadth of orchestras and choirs, Vol. 2 focuses on smaller acoustic spaces – the worlds of songwriting, British folk music, African melodies and rhythms, rock, R&B, neo-soul, folk ballads...and many worlds between. With more than ten collaborators featured from all around the world – all the way from Portugal to Mali, who have each pioneered these worlds in their own right and are true heroes of mine, the album joins more of my musical dots and unifies a multitude of musical universes, concluding the first half of this year's musical journey.”
Jacob released Djesse – Volume 1 in December followed by his first-ever full band tour, playing sold out shows across Europe and the U.S. Watch a highlights video of the winter 2019 tour here: https://youtu.be/m56mYgDkvSw.
‘Djesse Volume 2’ is released on June 28th 2019. Collier will perform at OnBlackheath in London on Saturday July 13th 2019.