Jacob Collier Releases New Song “Mi Corazón” featuring Camilo
British singer-songwriter Jacob Collier teamed up with Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo to release a new song “Mi Corazón” on January 19. 2024.
The song is the eighth single off of his upcoming fourth album “Djesse Vol. 4” of the Djesse series, which is set to be released on February 29, 2024.
This marks the first collaboration between Jacob Collier and Camilo. They first met at the Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo, Japan in August 2023.
The song is sang in English and Spanish. The track was written by Camilo Echeverry, and Jacob Collier who also produced it.
The accompanying music video was directed by Ben Proulx.
Jacob Collier said of the song, “Camilo is, without a doubt, one of my favorite human and musical forces on the planet. Even though we only met three times, we genuinely felt like brothers. When we coincidentally joined forces for the first time, in Tokyo, last August, we hit it off straight away and became great friends. A month later, we met in Los Angeles to see what a collaboration between the two could result in. The experiences of that afternoon resulted in 'Mi Corazón'. When we met a few months later to record the official video, we knew we would be friends for life. I'm so happy this song is out in the world!”
- Camilo told El Comercio about recording process, “When we started playing with the instruments in Jacob's studio, we did it following the intention of the music, without lyrics, the sound was telling us the story, we just followed that energy with the words in both languages. For me, that's why it was very simple, it's not that we had many filters to know what to say, we just followed the energy of the music and translated it into both languages. And the song ended up being about distance and the two sides of it. When a relationship begins to experience distance, there are always two versions of that distance, two ways of counting that distance and this song shows both sides. The lyrics are just an accessory of what was already being told only with the sound.”
Jacob Collier added, “The process of this song was, in many ways, a surprise for both of us, but at the same time it felt like it had always been destined to happen. I really liked that Camilo experimented with the words in Spanish, because I didn't know what it meant until he explained it to me and I just followed the form of those words, I followed it with my musical ear, I think it was a very musical process. I would say that music and life are very similar if you approach them the right way. In music, your primary job is to listen and your secondary job is to speak. It's like that in life too. As children, we first absorb the world, and then as we grow up, we are able to contribute our way of seeing the world. That is the balance.”
- source : Apple Music