Jacob Collier from London releases smoothing ‘Hideaway’

Jacob Collier’s track ‘Hideaway’ is something that I have not heard anything like before! I can tell that he puts in a lot of effort and production in his songs.

Jacob Collier is recognised as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London. Jacob has been inspired by many sounds – his music combines elements of Jazz, A cappella, Groove, Folk, Trip-hop, Classical music, Brazilian music, Gospel, Soul and Improvisation (to name a few), which culminate in creating the world of “Jacob Collier.”

Jacob is becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home and he sings and plays all the instruments. Jacob visualises every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 70K international subscribers and more than 4.7 million views. With viral hits such as his rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing,” Collier has garnered a global following, and some of his greatest fans among the elite Jazz community include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6.

Collier is concurrently working on commissioned arrangements for high-calibre orchestras and bands around the world, traveling to give Masterclasses at various schools and universities, and collaborating with many different musicians, including being featured on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Vol. 2 and collaborating with Take 6.

Jacob was also most recently involved in Beats by Dre’s Ruby World Cup “The Game Starts Here” television and online campaign, where Jacob arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for their spot. The video on YouTube has garnered over 7.5 million views. Lastly, Jacob is in the middle of recording and self-producing his debut album, to be released later in 2016, and he is creating ever more videos to be shared on his online channels.

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Ting Tang
Music Researcher