22 July, 2019Print
Jacob Collier's Djesse - Volume 2 Out Now And Features Jojo, Dodie, Lianne La Havas, Oumou Sangaré, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon, Steve Vai, Kathryn Tickell, Becca Stevens, And Maro
Jacob Collier’s Djesse – Volume 2 is out now (via Hajanga Records in exclusive license to Decca/Geffen) and marks the midpoint of this epic project, 40-plus songs spanning 4 volumes that each create distinct musical worlds. Volume 2 finds Jacob exploring intimate, acoustic spaces with his singular sound.
This morning, Jacob’s NPR Tiny Desk performance premiered, featuring three new songs from Volume 2 that he recently taped in Washington, D.C. He performed “Feel,” “Make Me Cry,” and “It Don’t Matter,” a brand new song that he wrote deliberately to perform at the Tiny Desk (and wound up recording, featuring JoJo, for Volume 2)
Watch the Tiny Desk here: https://n.pr/2K1awUP
Jacob crafted much of Volume 2 from his home studio in London, performing, producing, engineering, and composing nearly everything himself while simultaneously welcoming a huge new network of collaborators into his world.
The project features a plethora of great musicians, including JoJo, Lianne La Havas, Oumou Sangaré, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon, Steve Vai, Kathryn Tickell, Becca Stevens, and MARO.
Interview Magazine just published this piece on how Jacob brings his distinct musical ideas to life, referencing a recent piece he created out of sounds he recorded in his backyard: https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/jacob-collier-song-djesse-shipayrd-how-to.
Watch Jacob in the latest installment of Vox’s popular Earworm series, exploring what makes Stevie Wonder’s song “Sir Duke” so great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZP6nogQYPg
Djesse - Volumes 3 and 4 will be released over the next several months.
Djesse - Volume 2 Track List:
2. Sky Above
3. Bakumbe (feat. Sam Amidon)
4. Make Me Cry
5. Moon River
6. Feel (feat. Lianne La Havas)
7. À Noite (interlude)
8. Lua (feat. MARO)
9. I Heard You Singing (feat. Becca Stevens & Chris Thile)
10. It Don’t Matter (feat. JoJo)
11. Here Comes The Sun (feat. dodie)
12. Dun Dun Ba Ba (interlude)
13. Nebaluyo (feat. Oumou Sangaré)
14. Do You Feel Love (feat. Steve Vai)
16. Time To Rest Your Weary Head
July 22 – Fano, Italy – Rocca Malatestiana
July 24 – Šibenik, Croatia – St. Michael's Fortress
Aug 30 – Southbank, Australia – Melbourne Recital Centre
Aug 31 - Southbank, Australia – Melbourne Recital Centre
Sept 2 – Auckland, New Zealand – Powerstation
Sept 4 – Wellington, New Zealand – The Opera House
Sept 6 – South Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Festival
Sept 7 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
Sept 10 – Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theatre
Sept 13 – Tokyo, Japan – Yebisu Garden Hall
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