acob Collier has announced his biggest North American headlining tour to date for spring 2024, to celebrate the release of his long-awaited new album Djesse Vol. 4 (February 29, Hajanga / Decca / Interscope). The 31-date run will visit iconic venues including The Andrew J Brady Music Center® on Tuesday, June 4 featuring support from Emily King. Five years have passed since Collier embarked on the epic musical journey of Djesse, which began as an ambitious idea to make one massive album. Djesse soon erupted into an expansive four-part series that encompasses every genre under the sun, culminating in a grand finale that combines all the elements that came before – and so much more. Through five GRAMMY wins and eleven nominations including Album of the Year for 2020's Djesse Vol. 3, dozens of collaborations and hundreds of performances, Collier's talent and imagination have continued to exceed his own stratospheric heights and led his fans to expect the unexpected.
Imagine Collier announced Djesse Vol. 4 the day after he headlined the Hollywood Bowl last month, and shared new single “Little Blue” (feat. Brandi Carlile). Watch the video, and learn more about Djesse Vol. 4 in Billboard or Collier’s recent appearance on the Zach Sang Show.
Djesse has so far included 37 songs, welcoming nearly 25 featured artists, plus gospel choirs, orchestras and more into Collier's singular world. The list of special guests includes a 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, Laura Mvula, Steve Vai, gnawa master Hamid Kasri and Take 6. Collier's recent single "WELLLL" - a crunching slice of rock, pop and punk co-written with Remi Wolf - will also be featured on the new album, as will his GRAMMY-nominated 2022 release, "Never Gonna Be Alone" (feat. Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer).
From sweeping orchestral arrangements to intimate folk songwriting, and fusions of R&B, rap and pop, the multitudes of Djesse Vol. 4 are all centered around an ecstatic and global celebration of the human voice. In the midst of working on Djesse, Collier started turning each of his concert audiences into sprawling, improvised choirs. While conducting the crowd at rock clubs and Lincoln Center, even festival fields like Bonnaroo and Glastonbury, droves of fans have all been united in rousing harmony, furthering his guiding belief that everyone in this world is a musician. Having recorded each of his 80+ audience choirs, roughly 150,000 different voices play a role in the story and creation of Djesse Vol. 4.
Throughout the evolution of Djesse, Jacob Collier's career has grown to reach tremendous heights as a solo artist headlining the world's greatest stages, as well as an in-demand collaborator. Djesse has earned Collier three GRAMMY Awards and six nominations. Overall Collier is a 5-time winner and 11-time nominee, making him the first British act in history to win four Grammys for each of his first four albums. In the last twelve months alone his audience choir videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views, he was the first-ever male to be featured as a Vogue Darling, he appeared on the July cover of Rolling Stone UK, and co-wrote and performed on seven tracks of Stormzy's 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, and launched a signature line of music-making Crocs.
Collier has recorded two NPR Tiny Desks, has spoken at the world-renowned TED conference twice, and has performed on TV shows around the world including the BBC's Later with Jools Holland, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more.
About Jacob Collier
Recognized by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike as one of the most gifted young artists of modern times, 29-year-old Jacob Collier already has a seemingly endless list of achievements including five Grammy wins along with 11 Grammy nominations including Album of the Year in 2021. As a result, his roster of collaborators is astoundingly varied and vibrant.
Jacob’s voice has been featured on recent songs from the likes of Coldplay, SZA, Stormzy, and Kehlani. In his own projects, Collier has worked with an unpredictable cast of artistic powerhouses, from Malian singer Oumou Sangaré to John Mayer, T-Pain, Ty Dolla $ign, Daniel Caesar, and Tori Kelly (to name a few). Exploding onto the global stage with the viral success of his multi-frame, multi-instrumental YouTube covers, Collier caught the attention of Quincy Jones and under his mentorship released his debut album, In My Room, in 2016, which was recorded, produced, and played entirely by Collier. Djesse (his most recent 4-volume album project) has been a natural progression from the one-man process of In My Room, expanding to include collaborators from all over the world. The resulting volumes of Djesse have delivered on Collier’s ambitious promise, featuring an incredible array of artistic peers, and musical themes that encompass everything from orchestral composition to folk songwriting, R&B, rap and pop.
Ultimately, although Collier has already achieved more than most artists could hope for in a lifetime, he is still restlessly creative. Alongside the upcoming release of Djesse Vol. 4, he has plans for future projects centered on solo piano, orchestras, film scoring, teaching, musical theatre, and more.