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  • (Music)

  • (Singing) I was walking down the line,

  • trying to find some peace of mind.

  • Then I saw you.

  • You were takin' it slow and walkin' it one step at a time.

  • I said, "Listen, stranger,

  • I'm feeling low now.

  • I don't know which way to go."

  • I said, "If you're lost now,

  • maybe I could help you along and sing you a song,

  • and move you on and on and on."

  • Singing down the line.

  • Where shall we go? Where shall we go?

  • She said, "I'm looking for a kind of shelter.

  • A place for me to call my own.

  • I've been walking all night long,

  • but I don't know where to call my home."

  • "The only way to find that place

  • is close to where my heart is.

  • I know I'm gonna get there,

  • but I've got to keep on walking down the line."

  • Down the line.

  • Down the line.

  • Thank you so much.

  • (Applause)

  • How's everybody feeling today? You feeling good?

  • (Cheers)

  • Fantastic. Would everybody mind singing with me for just one second?

  • Could you sing something? Could you sing a D?

  • Sing "Ooh."

  • (Audience hums)

  • Oh -- louder for me, louder for me.

  • (Singing) Oh.

  • Now, please, if you could sing,

  • "Oh oh oh."

  • Audience: Oh oh oh.

  • Jacob Collier: Whoa oh oh.

  • Audience: Whoa oh oh.

  • JC: Sing, "Whoa oh."

  • Audience: Whoa oh.

  • JC: Oh oh oh.

  • Audience: Oh oh oh.

  • JC: Sing, "Whoa oh oh."

  • Audience: Whoa oh oh.

  • JC: Sing, "Whoa oh oh."

  • Audience: Whoa oh oh.

  • JC: Whoa oh oh.

  • Audience: Whoa oh oh.

  • JC: Sing, "Whoa oh oh."

  • Audience: Whoa oh oh.

  • Thank you so much. That's beautiful. Thank you.

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • So do you feel that motion?

  • Do you feel yourself as part of that motion,

  • things moving underneath the surface?

  • So the language of musical harmony is an absolutely extraordinary one.

  • It's a way of navigating one's emotional frameworks,

  • but without the need to put things into words,

  • and I think that, as with many other languages,

  • it doesn't matter how much you know about a language.

  • It doesn't matter how many words you can say,

  • how many phrases you know.

  • What matters is the emotional choices you make with this language.

  • So I encourage us to embrace this idea as a community,

  • which is the thing which in time may grow us towards

  • as opposed to away from our own humanity.

  • Thank you so much.

  • (Applause)

  • (Music)

  • (Singing) Take me

  • anywhere you want to go.

  • You know that my love is strong.

  • In my hideaway.

  • Softly,

  • like the calm that follows storms,

  • Find what I've been searching for all along.

  • In my hideaway.

  • Even when I close my eyes,

  • darling, if you've gone astray, I'm on my way to my hideaway.

  • Touch me

  • like I've never loved before,

  • in the place that I adore,

  • in my hideaway.

  • I know

  • whichever way the wind may blow,

  • there will be a place for me to go

  • in my hideaway.

  • My hideaway.

  • Sticks and stones

  • I won't hide from you no more.

  • And in time

  • I find what I've been searching for.

  • Heard your voice

  • calling out to me.

  • I'm on my way

  • to where I can be free.

  • And if she won't wait for me, do it right, don't look back,

  • keep my heart on the future.

  • On the soles of my shoes all the places I've been

  • that I've known since I knew her.

  • 'Cause it's you, don't you know that you're making me guess

  • that you're the one for me.

  • That it's you that I guess that I wanted to know all along.

  • Girl, it's you that I want, that makes me complete,

  • cause you're the one for me.

  • It's thanks to you that I guess that I want you to know I belong.

  • One, two, three, four, five.

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you so much. Thank you.

  • (Applause)

  • Thank you.

  • Thanks so much. Thank you guys.

  • Kelly Stoetzel: OK, Jacob. Wow.

  • OK, we have some questions. JC: OK.

  • KS: That was spectacular.

  • JC: Thank you, Kelly. Thank you.

  • KS: Those visualizations we just saw,

  • those were happening in real time, yeah?

  • JC: Yeah, so everything visual

  • takes cues from things which are audial, or something, if that's a word,

  • and so everything is real time.

  • I cue the loops, I play the instruments

  • and then the tree, for example, that you saw grow,

  • grows in such a way that it takes low long notes

  • and grows thick long branches,

  • and it takes high, quiet notes, whatever, and then it grows thin, small branches.

  • And then my singing voice

  • sort of blows wind against the tree.

  • KS: So you're 22 years old. JC: Yes, indeed.

  • Moderator: You played all of that by yourself.

  • How did you get started and how did this all evolve?

  • JC: I have this magical room in my house

  • in North London, which is, like, over there.

  • (Cheers)

  • Thank you. Represent North London.

  • And this room -- I mean, this is my family home.

  • I grew up in this room filled with musical instruments,

  • but most importantly, I had a family

  • who encouraged me to invest in my own imagination,

  • and so things I created, things I built were good things to be building

  • just because I was making them, and I think that's such an important idea.

  • But this room was my paradise, essentially,

  • and when I came to tour my album, which is called "In My Room,"

  • I thought I'd try and tour the room on the road,

  • and that's quite a strange idea,

  • but it's something that I've been working on for a couple of years,

  • and it's quite exciting to be inside the circle.

  • KS: So this is really like the setup in your room, here.

  • JC: It kind of is. It's similar to the room

  • in the sense that I can generate things on the spot

  • and I can be spontaneous,

  • which is what I think both music and all of the best ideas are all about.

  • KS: So you won two Grammys

  • for a record that you made in your room by yourself.

  • And how is that even possible? We couldn't have done that,

  • that couldn't have happened five years ago even.

  • JC: It's a brand new world.

  • The power is now in the hands of the creator,

  • as I'm sure you guys would agree,

  • as opposed to the big record company executive

  • or the big man or something like that.

  • It's somebody with a good idea.

  • Here I am at TED saying this to you guys who know this already,

  • but it's somebody with a good idea who can sow that seed.

  • That's the person who carries the torch into the world.

  • And yeah, I made this album completely on my own

  • and I didn't wait for somebody to say,

  • "Hey Jacob, you should make an album on your own."

  • I just went ahead and made it and I didn't mind what people thought,

  • and two Grammys is a massive bonus.

  • (Applause)

  • KS: Thank you so much, Jacob. JC: Thanks, Kelly. Thanks so much.

  • (Applause)

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