If you’ve got a song with a strong message, that message shines brightest over a stripped-down melody. Jonas Blue and Jack & Jack know they struck gold with “Rise,” an ode to youthful struggle in the face of nagging older generations. It’s a story as old as time, but it hits hard for Millennials and their Gen Z cohorts, who live in a fast-changing world their elders are pressed to understand.
“Rise” was fun as a catchy summer beat, but it’s even more beautiful when performed with an acoustic band, especially in this video where Jack & Jack sing their hearts out on a rooftop in London. The city glistens behind the ensemble, standing as a reminder of the great things people can accomplish when they believe in themselves.
If you need more Jonas Blue in your life, the English DJ just teamed up with Joe Jonas for the perky pop tune “I See Love” on the Hotel Transylvania 3 soundtrack, which also features two new tunes from Tiesto. If you need a reminder that you can’t be beaten, pick yourself up with this heartfelt rendition of “Rise” below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
And check out the original “Rise” video below: