Jacob Collier drops star-studded gorgeous new single and visualiser @ 6.10pm today, Tuesday 21st November 2023 – “Witness Me”, featuring Canada’s Shawn Mendes, Stormzy and 10-time Grammy-winning gospel great Kirk Franklin. Official video to follow in a week.
“Witness Me” is the newest single from Jacob’s forthcoming album “Djesse” Vol. 4, the final instalment of Collier’s epic and expansive self-produced “Djesse” series, which will be released February 29 via Hajanga/Decca/Interscope.
Across hundreds of shows on his World Tours in the last two years, Collier has led “Audience Choirs,” conducting countless fans singing together in harmony. He’s captured these powerful moments and incorporated hundreds of thousands of audience members into the songs of “Djesse” Vol. 4.
“Witness Me” features 5,000+ of these fans singing together, which bolster the magic of Kirk Franklin and his singers, an iconic sound which has graced hundreds of Kirk’s legendary gospel recordings of the last three decades.
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Collier is now a 12-time Grammy nominee, with another nomination just announced for the 66th Grammy awards for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” in collaboration with the a capella vocal group ‘saje.’
The “Djesse” album series has earned Collier three Grammy awards and six nominations to date. He is the first British act in history to win a Grammy for each of his first four albums.
Thus far, “Djesse” Volumes 1-3 has included 37 songs, welcoming an unprecedented list of nearly 25 featured artists from every corner of the music industry, besides a plethora of choirs and orchestras.
The list of special guests includes an extraordinarily diverse range of talents, from Ty Dolla $ign, T-Pain, Jessie Reyez and Daniel Caesar to Kimbra, Chris Thile, Rapsody, Tori Kelly, JoJo, Lianne La Havas, Oumou Sangare, Hamid El Kasri, Laura Mvula, Steve Vai, Take 6, and Collier’s own mother, conductor and violinist Suzie Collier.
He co-wrote and performed on seven tracks of Stormzy’s album “This Is What I Mean.” He has also collaborated extensively with Coldplay and Chris Martin, performing with them on Saturday Night Live in February, as a featured guest at their Wembley Stadium shows last summer, and on their album “Music of the Spheres.”
He has also contributed to major hits including SZA’s “Good Days” and songs by Lizzy McAlpine and Kehlani.