Jacob Collier’s talent didn’t come out of the blue. His mother and grandmother travelled the world as violinists. They sang Bach chorals at family parties. At an early age, Jacob started posting videos of cover versions on YouTube. None other than Quincy Jones - of Michael Jackson fame - got in touch. “I’ve never seen such talent. An absolute genius.” Collier has been praised for the way he blends genres and periods. It’s effective. At home in his music room in London, he recorded an album that immediately won a Grammy Award. |The follow-up to ‘In My Room’ (2016) is a four-part series in which he deploys choirs, orchestras and drum bands. Each part of ‘Djesse’ stands for a quarter of a day. It seems complicated on paper but it sounds wonderful. In the meantime, Collier has also worked with Coldplay, Stormzy and Pharrell Williams.