29 September, 2022Print
Jacob Collier Releases New Live Album of Piano Ballads
Piano Ballads – Live From The Djesse World Tour 2022 features Collier's interpretations of songs by Queen, ABBA, James Taylor, Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Dougie MacLean, Cole Porter, The Beatles and more
Watch Collier performing Queen's "Somebody To Love" live in Lisbon HERE
The full album is available to listen to HERE
"The Colorful Mozart of Gen Z"
"The best musician in the world"
September 29, 2022 | At the midway point of each night of the North American and European legs of his current world tour, five-time Grammy-winning UK singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier would sit alone at his Steinway piano and reimagine a song. Each performance would mark the first time Collier had played the song in public, was largely improvised, and would often culminate in the entire audience spontaneously being transformed into a multi-part choir. A selection of these spellbinding moments feature on a new eleven-track album Piano Ballads – Live From The Djesse World Tour 2022, which is released today via Hajanga Records/Decca/Interscope.
Videos of all eleven performances will also be made available. Collier's version of Queen's "Somebody To Love," recorded live in Lisbon, is out now and available HERE.
Piano Ballads – Live From The Djesse World Tour 2022 presents Collier's unique, visionary spin on a selection of songs including the likes of James Taylor's "Carolina In My Mind," The Beatles' "Let It Be," the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love," as well as two duets – Patti Page's "Tennessee Waltz" featuring Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Stian Carstensen, and a version of the ABBA pop classic "Dancing Queen" featuring US vocalist and regular band member Alita Moses.
Jacob Collier says, "Ever since I can remember, I have derived a vast amount of comfort and joy from sitting at the piano and improvising. I have long dreamed of sharing an album that lives in that world. This year, I set myself the challenge of playing a spontaneous rendition of a different song every night on tour - with the help of my extraordinary musical audience. These 11 are amongst my favourite postcards. I’m so excited to share them with you all!”
Collier is a singular talent whose star continues its astronomical rise. In the last six months alone, he made impromptu appearances with Coldplay at three of their Wembley Stadium shows, released "Never Gonna Be Alone," a chart-topping single with John Mayer and Lizzy McAlpine, and embarked on a mammoth 70-date world tour that included his biggest headline shows to date at the 5000-capacity Brixton Academy in London.
The Djesse World Tour continues into the autumn with shows across Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For more info visit jacobcollier.com/tour.
Tracklist - Piano Ballads – Live From The Djesse World Tour 2022
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Live in Los Angeles
How Deep Is Your Love – Live in Fort Lauderdale
All At Sea – Live in Cambridge
Dancing Queen (feat. Alita Moses) – Live in Stockholm
Carolina In My Mind – Live in Charlotte
Tennessee Waltz (feat. Stian Carstensen) – Live in Oslo
Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Live in London
Can't Help Falling In Love – Live in Lisbon
Caledonia – Live in Glasgow
Somebody To Love – Live in Lisbon
Let It Be – Live in Columbus