Video Review: Jonas Blue & Jack & Jack “Rise”

Wearing headphones, Jonas Blue types on his computer while sitting on the balcony, overlooking the city of Lisbon in Portugal.

Jack & Jack walk between the columns of a copper yellow painted plaza. Three friends walk past the street art and stop at a rooftop. They run down a series of stairs. A young man puts his arm around his girlfriend. Inside their home, they lie in bed together.

The young man calls out to his friends, sitting on the steps. His girlfriend helps him with his shirt and they join their friends.

Jack & Jack dance by the 25 de Abril Bridge.

The young man kisses his girlfriend against the wall painted with street art. Their friends sit by the benches by the 25 de Abril Bridge. At night, they walk to the Lisbon Carnival Festival and stay to listen to Jonas Blue. They jump up and down as he plays.

On stage, Jonas Blue bounces as he presses buttons on his keyboard.

Rating: 3/5

The young man preferred to stay in with his girlfriend. He had a rough day at work and wanted to be with her for the evening. As they were lying in bed, one of their best friends shouted out for them to come outside. He responded with a no, stating he didn’t feel like it. However, his girlfriend convinced him it would take his mind off things.

Walking through Lisbon, he held her hand and broke away from the group at 25 de Abril Bridge. Their friends left them alone as they kissed and talked. One of their friends offered them concert tickets to see Jonas Blue. His girlfriend squealed and said she would love to go. He shrugged his shoulders and tells their friend thanks.

As they walked to the ferris wheel, he explained to his girlfriend that he just wanted to go the concert. He didn’t feel like going on any rides. Their friends overhear his conversation with her and glare at him. He apologizes, telling them he didn’t know it was going to be an all day event.

At the concert, though, he dances to the music until he is out of breath. He buys beer for his friends and then continues to dance. His girlfriend taps him on the shoulder and grins, saying he seems better. He kisses her on the forehead and tells her it was what he needed.

Director: Sashinki Year: 2018

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit & 45 Magazine.

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