Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jacob Collier has come back with massive news. He has a new project, titled Djessie, which will take shape in four albums, with 40 songs total! With this announcement, he has released a new single to the public, titled “With The Love In My Heart.” This new song reaches a level of grandiosity that is nearly unmatched. Opening with ambiance, Jacob lays down unison melody vocals accompanied by Dilla styled drum grooves. The raw ambition of Collier’s sound comes to life through the impressively diverse palette of sounds in the main verses, featuring a big band, full wind ensemble, and symphony providing commentary at the end of each phrase. The track almost seems to be a medley of four different songs. The transitions within the piece are pretty jarring, but in a good way. It emits so much energy and innovation.
The project of Djessie is set to have four stylistically contrasting volumes, where three of the albums will have approaches that will morph together, forming the fourth and final installment of the project. Two other singles will be released this November, and the first volume will finally be released at the beginning of December. Collier went more in detail with his live stream last Friday, which you can watch here:
Next year, Collier will be on tour with a band! Tickets go on pre-sale on November 7, 2018.