“There’s only so much you can learn in one place. The more that you wait, the more time that you waste.”
The beat kicks in, the emotions run high. In an instant, you’re taken to a place that resembles glittering hope in a big city around you. Perhaps it’s the eternal omnipresence of the song’s use in The Devil Wears Prada, but Jump instantly takes you to tap into your animal instinct of survival.
I remember the album being released and the song becoming my instant favorite. I remember walking along my university campus during my senior year and thinking “This is it, I need to jump into the next phase of my life. Will I survive? I don’t know. But I need to find out.”
Chosen as the fourth and final single off Madonna’s well-received Confessions on a Dance Floor, Jump became a club anthem and an inspiring moment for many people (most gays – let’s be honest). The (IMHO) lackluster video was shot in Tokyo to coincide with the Japanese leg of the Confession’s Tour.
Due to the resurfacing of Ray of Light and M’s recent comments (i.e.: this eye-opening Guardian article) about creative freedom, I dove into the her catalog and focused on Confessions earlier this week and have truly been enjoying the combo of Forbidden Love and Jump. Confessions as a whole is a great album with layers of meaning and sound. The song underperformed in America (proof that Trump’s America was there all along) but of course took off in most part of Europe (the UK has always known what’s up in regard to music).
Are you ready to Jump?