Jacob Collier – In My Room (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jacob Collier – In My Room (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 58:51 minutes | 639 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Membran

Overblown YouTube success can sometimes do much to harm an artist’s integrity. Sometimes. In this case, the web’s favourite son is verging on prodigious. And “son” is indeed fitting, when you remember that Jacob was only 21 when this album came out. Born and raised by YouTube, the young talent put up videos of himself performing, but with a twist. In each video, filmed at his home studio, Jacob plays all the parts (on a dazzling variety of instruments) and sings all the harmonies. Fitting then, that this album is called In My Room. On it, the young Brit has opted for his trademark blend of jazz fusion and vocal heavy songwriting, while dipping both into the sparkling waters of groove, folk, trip-hop, classical, Brazilian, gospel and soul! Thanks to his pretty elastic voice, Jacob Collier bases his sound on solid ground (difficult not to think of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin or Ed Motta), and whether he’s putting a twist on old classics or performing his own, his flamboyant maestro attitude is captivating. A real revelation.

22 year old Jacob Collier is recognised as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, Jacob’s music combines elements of Jazz, A cappella, Groove, Folk, Triphop, Classical music, Brazilian music, Gospel, Soul and Improvisation (to name a few), all of which culminate to create the world of ‘Jacob Collier’. Jacob has embraced the world of the Internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multifaceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, wherein he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualises every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Jacob’s online social channels have garnered over 62K international subscribers and more than 6 million views and earned him a global following. Some of his greatest fans are among the elite Jazz community and include Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6, to name just a few. Jacob has been recording and self-producing his debut album ‘In My Room’ and creating ever more videos to be shared on his online channels. He looks forward to meeting you, one day.

01. Woke up Today
02. In My Room
03. Hideaway
04. You and I
05. Down the Line
06. Now and Then I Think About You
07. Saviour
08. Hajanga
09. Flintstones
10. In the Real Early Morning
11. Don’t You Know