I was driving to work this morning, listening to WBGO, and I caught the tail-end of Gary Walker talking about a performer, and he ended with “Google-search Jacob Collier.” So when I got to the office, I did, and this is what I found.
Check out this video by Jacob Collier titled “Hideaway,” in which multiple versions of Collier – wearing different clothes and playing different instruments – are all in the same room, performing this song together. I thought it was a clever video, and clear shows that he’s a multi-talented performer. He looks young enough to be a high school kid, and he mentions that this is his “music room at home,” so that prompted me to want to learn more.
Collier is older than high school age – he’s 23 years old, and is a singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, England. Some of his early compositions were first released via homemade videos on YouTube, and after going viral, he began to gain a significant following and was signed to Quincy Jones’ management company in 2014.
To learn more about Jacob, check out his website here. Check out this video and see his talent at work: