Jacob Collier Drops New Acoustic Live Video for “Witness Me”
British singer-songwriter Jacob Collier has dropped a new acoustic live video for “Witness Me”.
The video was filmed at the roof of The O2 in London at 8 am on a sun-bursting Winter's morning.
The original version of the song was released last November, featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, British rapper Stormzy, and American gospel singer-songwriter Kirk Franklin.
The song is the fifth single off of his upcoming fourth album “Djesse Vol. 4” of the Djesse series, which is set to be released on February 29, 2024.
The track was written by Jacob Collier, Kirk Franklin, Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., Scott Harris, and Shawn Mendes. Produced by Jacob Collier.
Jacob Collier said of the song, “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 traveled 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.”
- He continued, “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 its colors.”
- source : Apple Music