Now Listening: Djesse Vol. 3 by Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier delivers a masterpiece with interesting, genre-bending sounds, coupled with perfectly chosen collaborations

I don’t remem­ber when I first heard of Jacob Col­lier, but I became an instant fan. I mean, go watch his Tiny Desk Con­cert, or watch him do one of his Log­ic ses­sion break­downs, or hear him dis­sect a Ste­vie Won­der song with a knowl­edge about music that’ll just blow you away. No mat­ter which one of those links you click, you’ll quick­ly catch on that Jacob is noth­ing short of a musi­cal genius.

Djesse Vol. 3 is list­ed in the Jazz genre, but I can’t real­ly tell you what it is. It’s a mix of many dif­fer­ent sounds, and pulls it off mas­ter­ful­ly. The album also hap­pens to be full of some fan­tas­tic col­lab­o­ra­tions with Mahalia, Tori Kel­ly, Ty Dol­la $ign, Kiana Ledé, and Daniel Cae­sar among others.

This is one I def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend you lis­ten to in headphones.

My favorites:

  1. All I Need (with Mahalia & Ty Dol­la $ign)
  2. Run­ning Out­ta Love (feat. Tori Kelly)
  3. Sleep­ing on My Dreams