Back with another summer smash, Virgin EMI’s hit maker and global phenomenon Jonas Blue has returned with his highly anticipated new single Rise, featuring Island’s American duo Jack & Jack.
The bouncy track released last month was the fastest-grower in this week’s single chart, finishing the week at number 17. Songwriting dream team Sam Romans and Ed Drewett, who co-wrote his massive 2017 hit Mama, collaborated with Jonas once again for this summer single release. V
irgin EMI marketing manager Ian Carew says, “Jonas knows the exact ingredients for a global smash record as the launch of Rise has proven once again. The single is one of his fastest growing hits to date and looks set to repeat the success of Mama last year. On top of that he has the lead song in third instalment of the Hotel Transylvania 3 movie and has announced an Ibiza residency, his own imprint label via Virgin EMI and a publishing company.”
Blue began work on Rise after hearing Island-signed Jack & Jack interviewed on an LA radio station. The duo are a phenomenon in their own right: having risen to fame on Vine before turning to music, the childhood friends have a combined 85m followers on social media. The new single was performed for the first time at Capital’s Summertime Ball where Jack & Jack were amongst Blue’s host of special guests including Raye and Demi Lovato.
With over 4bn streams and 25m global single sales, Blue has gathered 39 platinum certifications worldwide since the release of his breakthrough track Fast Car two years ago. His success has taken him on recent tours of Asia and Brazil alongside fulfilling remix duties for the likes of Sigrid and James Bay.
Blue will be taking Ibiza by storm this summer, hosting Electronic Nature at one of the island’s premier clubbing destinations.
Details of his new label and publishing company, Blue Future, will be announced soon.