Musical wizard Jacob Collier turns classic song into a masterpiece

Here’s the ideal way to start your weekend: a magnificent rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” arranged, performed and recorded by the one-man musical juggernaut that is the astonishing Jacob Collier.

He’s not just singing a song here. He’s taken the chord structure of Stevie Wonder’s song and blasted it into a whole new level. If you know music, you’ll immediately recognize this guy has genius-level knowledge of jazz chord structure and style. And he has the chops to arrange and perform it all by himself.

His intricate a cappella passages go beyond even the spectacular stylings of the vocal group Take 6. In the middle of proving to us he can sing, he shows us his mastery of the bass, guitar, keyboards and all manner of percussion instruments.

This is not the only song the 18-year-old Brit has done — check out his impressive body of work on his website.

This is almost miraculous. You have my respect, sir. I’m blown away.

Image and video: YouTube/Jacob Collier