Jacob Collier, 25, is a British multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer whose work has pushed the boundaries of music theory, music production, and scale. Getting his start with YouTube covers, Collier performed and recorded his entire first album, winning Grammy awards for his arrangements.
Now hear his collaboration with the Netherlands-based Metropole Orkest, supplementing his songwriting with shimmering orchestral atmosphere. It’s a breathtaking performance at the 2016 BBC Proms, reminding us of the intimate relationship shared between audience and performers through silence.
Here, Collier dishes out his specialty — sweet intimacy and rhythmic jubilation — in his arrangement of Everything Little She Does Is Magic, also featuring Metropole Orkest.
And finally, Collier’s amazing gift for sentiment shines in Once You, with lush accompaniment by orchestra.