JES, Under the Midnight Sun Review
JES is a singer, songwriter, and DJ with two Billboard #1 singles and a 3 Time Grammy Nominee. This chart-topping, award-winning New Yorker has packed four solo albums, international touring, and countless megastar DJ collaborations into a constantly advancing career. Since releasing her legendary single, “As The Rush Comes” with Motorcycle, JES has crafted a stream of solo hit songs. She has also had many hits while collaborating with DJ’s like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, ATB, Kaskade, BT, Richard Durand, Cosmic Gate, and Roger Shah. JES has collected awards from the prestigious International Dance Music Awards at Miami’s WMC, The ISC (International Songwriting Competition ’08’ 09 and ’10) and topped Billboard’s “Most Played Dance Songs of the Decade” chart (2000-2010). JES has received 3 Grammy nominations, most recently in 2015, for her song “Hold On.” Her tours have touched six continents’ shores with landmark shows at international events such as the Beijing Summer Olympics. “I want my music to touch people, connect with them, and let them know that they’re not alone in their feelings or in their hearts. I want to inspire hope and let them know that they’re understood,” says JES of her intention. “I want my music to be a refuge for the heart, a place where you can feel good and be truly free.” That profound effect on people continues with her latest single and video, “Under The Midnight Sun.”Bottom Line: “Under the Midnight Sun” opens with a catchy vocalized melody. Jes’ vocals enter over the dance beat; her vocal quality is strong and energetic. The production is balanced, has multiple layers, and supports Jes’ vocals. The accompanying music video is set in a strange land, where a mesmerizing sun never sets. The videography has dramatic imagery and a strong narrative of hope and mystery. Jes explains, “I felt like we all need some time away from the stressful reality of our day to day lives. Being somewhere else, ‘Under The Midnight Sun,’ seemed like the perfect distraction. It’s a place where everyone can be whatever they want to. I feel like we managed to capture that special party energy, that sense of freedom that we’ve all been missing lately. To have that sense of possibility and optimism is so important.” “Under The Midnight Sun” features Jes’ stunning vocal performance paired with lyrics of depth and emotion to a pop-dance beat. Also available is “Under the Midnight Sun” (Extended Mix), here you can find the power of Jes’ production skills in full force. With an ear for catchy melodies and a powerful voice, Jes scores another hit with “Under the Midnight Sun.” That’s the short of it!
Under the Midnight Sun
Under the Midnight Sun
Under the Midnight Sun (Extended Mix)
Release Date: August 21, 2020