Back in August, I told y’all Jacob Collier was going to be very big. Now he’s won 2 Grammys for his debut album, In My Room. Here’s my brief interview with him, from the Sept. 2016 DownBeat. Congratulations, Jacob! This is what arranging and singing genius sounds like. Well deserved.
My DownBeat chat w/Jacob Collier (@JCollierMusic) is out now. Jacob is a musical phenom who sings up to 12-part harmony on his own songs and insane covers of songs like “Fascinating Rhythm” and “Meet The Flintstones.” And he plays every instrument in sight. It wouldn’t matter if he wasn’t a genius arranger – but he is.
This is 21-year-old British singer-songwriter, musical polymath and YouTube sensation Jacob Collier. Yesterday I spoke with him via Skype from London, for an interview to be published in DownBeat Magazine. He was charming and articulate, and offered many insights into his singular musical process. His first album, on Quincy Jones’s Qwest Records, is due out July 1 – and it’s killer.