Julia Michaels returns to firmly assert her rising pop star status with the infectious new song “Jump,” featuring rapper Trippie Redd. Michaels, who has forged a spectacular reputation penning hits for other artists, established herself as a solo artist with her Grammy-nominated single “Issues.” “Jump” is the lead single from her yet-to-be-released debut solo album. It’s about rising up from failed past relationships and daring to jump at the chance of finding love again.
The colorful lyric video for the breezy pop track (which you can watch above) displays the song’s lyrics in lots of fun forms: across slices of bread, on the sides of sneakers, spelled out in gummy bears, across calendar pages, on sticky notes plastered on bike wheel spokes and more. Michaels sings about being afraid to fall in love and get hurt again. However, it's also clear she’s met someone who makes her forget her fears as she states in the chorus: “Even though I'm cautious, I just like the way it feels/When it's us, baby, when it's us/You make me forget that I'm not ready for love/I jump, oh, I jump.”
Redd appears in the third verse and conveys feelings of heartbreak and lack of trust with someone who always runs away. The two artists blend well together and “Jump,” overall, seems destined to find success among the emerging hot summer songs musical landscape. Michaels recently teamed with Keith Urban on the song “Coming Home” from Urban’s latest album, Graffiti U. She also dropped a sensuous new video for her song “Heaven” earlier this year, which was featured in the “Fifty Shades Freed” film and soundtrack.
Julia Michaels earned a Grammy nomination this year for Best New Artist and a Top Covered Artist Billboard Music Award nomination last year for “Issues.” Former One Direction member Niall Horan performed a stunning acoustic cover of “Issues” during a visit to the BBC Live Lounge. Michaels toured last year as the opening act on a portion of Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate World Tour. “Jump” is now available on iTunes. Stay tuned to AXS for Julia Michaels updates.