14 January, 2021Print
Jacob Collier Plays The Tonight Show w/Mahalia, Jacob Collier, Jacob Collier & Jacob Collier
On last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jacob Collierdelivered an astounding display of the type of talent that's earned him a 2021 Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. In his latest feat of musical wizardry, he and fellow UK phenom Mahalia performed their Djesse Vol. 3 duet, "All I Need," trading off leads as Jacob seamlessly and simultaneously plays drums, bass, rhodes, synths, piano, chimes, melodica and more.
Watch their arrangement of "All I Need" here: https://youtu.be/cRnNuJaakss
While "All I Need" landed both Jacob and Mahalia a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance, the shoot for last night's rendition marked the first time they've ever met in person, having originally recorded the song during quarantine (with some special contributions from Ty Dolla $ign). They previously teamed up for remote productions on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Later... with Jools Holland.
Jacob Collier has also been busy collaborating with SZA. In addition to co-writing her new single "Good Days," he can be heard singing background vocals and harmonies throughout the track. "Good Days" was the #1 most-streamed song in the US this past week, having topped the Spotify and Apple Music daily and weekly charts.
Jacob's latest solo release is "The Sun Is In Your Eyes," a surprisingly sparse and stirring voice memo he shared on New Year's Day: jacobcollier.lnk.to/TheSunIsInYourEyes
For more on Djesse Vol. 3 and Jacob's three 2021 Grammy nominations, watch his recent profile on CBS This Morning: Saturday, who discuss his path to becoming the "the multi-instrumental maestro of the 21st century": https://youtu.be/IuqBAb7zDPo