28 May, 2020Print
Jacob Collier Makes Late-Night TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Pushes the Limits of At-Home Performance
On Tuesday, Jacob Collier made his long-awaited late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Performing new single "All I Need" from his North London lavatory, he rearranged the song using the sounds of toilet paper, hairspray, and a soap dispenser, while cloning a trio of himself to simultaneously play synth in the sink, snare with a plunger, and double bass in the bathtub. Special guests Mahalia and Ty Dolla $ign sing through a collage of mirrors and stained-glass windows, but over the course of three and a half minutes Jacob demonstrates how and why he's earned four Grammys and 56 million YouTube views by continually setting the precedent for at-home, self-shot, and spontaneous productions of music.
Watch the Kimmel rendition of "All I Need" here: https://youtu.be/QAwkGI-_adI
Since its release this month, "All I Need" has amassed over two million streams, plus raves from Entertainment Weekly, Essence, MTV News, HYPEBEAST, VMan, and Teen Vogue, who says it "feels like springtime in a song." For more of the story behind the single, check out Jacob's Genius Verified, filmed in the same room where he produced the music, performed all the instruments, and mixed 646 tracks (a personal record).
Earlier this week, Jacob livestreamed an eight-hour "IHarmU" marathon, harmonizing eight fan-submitted videos as a fundraiser for his currently out-of-work band and crew. He raised $30,000 and donations continue to grow. This Friday, May 29, Jacob brings "All I Need" to the BBC's Later… with Jools Holland for his hometown, late-night TV debut.
Following "In My Bones" (feat. Kimbra & Tank and The Bangas) and "Time Alone With You" (feat. Daniel Caesar), "All I Need" marks the third preview of Jacob's next album, Djesse Vol. 3. Out this summer on Hajanga/Decca/Interscope, the latest installment in his four-album series of sound and space will deliver his most collaborative and unexpected set of songs yet, propelling his pop, R&B, and neo-soul songwriting to previously unheard heights.
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