Jacob Collier feat. Shawn Mendes, Stormzy & Kirk Franklin
Single: "Witness Me" VÖ: 21.11.23
UMI / Decca
Die neue Single „Witness Me“ von Jacob Collier featuring Shawn Mendes, Stormzy und Kirk Franklin bietet einen Vorgeschmack aus das mit Spannung erwartete Album „Djesse Vol.4“, welches am 01.03.24 über UMI / Decca veröffentlicht wird.
Jacob Collier: “Since the very earliest moments of my creative life, I have loved the human voice and creating music with that at its heart. 'Witness Me' celebrates that, and the idea that all of us in all our walks of life share it in common. This song is anamalgamation of many forms of music I love - a capella music, Gospel music (Kirk Franklin is a hero of mine), spoken word/
rap (Stormzy is a massive legend, dear friend and close collaborator) and pop (Shawn is a wonderful human being and a true legend of his generation). It also features a number of Audience Choirs from my World Tour last year - a choir of over 5000 people!
The song began its journey back in 2021, when Shawn and I got together to throw some paint in Malibu. We bonded over our love of gospel music, joyous communal gatherings and creating music for more than ourselves. I worked on that song seed over the coming months, and travelled to Arlington, Texas (chez Franklin) to work with Kirk and his unbelievable singers for a day. That session transformed the demo into a fully-fledged song, which I then sent to Stormzy to do his inimitable magic with. It was a joy from start to finish!
This song means a great deal to me, and its creation has brought me a lot of hope and warmth over the two years of its gestation. In a time where there are countless divisive forces around the world, my hope is that this song can act as a reminder of the power people hold to come together and really see each other, carry each other and bear witness to life in all of its colours.”
! NEW SINGLE
09.11.24 München, Zenith
15.11.24 Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.11.24 Hamburg, Edel-Optics Arena
29.11.24 Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle