Last month, Julia Michaels connected with Trippie Redd for "Jump," the lead single from her forthcoming debut full-length album. A woozy slice of lovesick pop, the song is right up the emotional-leaning alleys of both artists and it serves as yet another sign that Michaels is primed for stardom after beginning her career as a songwriter for artists like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
Today, Michaels has shared a hypnotic, dreamlike video for "Jump," which is washed in the same blue, purple, and pink hues featured in their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few weeks ago.
During a recent interview with Billboard, Michaels discussed the heartbreak that inspired the single. She explained, "I wrote 'Jump' about wanting to be in love with somebody after getting your heart just completely pummeled and that’s so hard for people sometimes, especially for me, so I wanted to write about it and put it out in the universe."
Even if you're new to Michaels as a solo artist, you're probably familiar with some of her work. Migos used a sample of her vocals on "Gang Gang" and she has recent co-writing credits on Janelle Monàe's "Make Me Feel" as well as writing contributions on Pink, Maroon 5, and Jessie Ware's recent albums. Michaels also has a duet and writing credits on Shawn Mendes’ new album as well as songs on Christina Aguilera’s forthcoming project.
Speaking with CBS, she walked through what it's like writing for other artists and how that dynamic changes when she's writing for herself. "You basically learn about all of these super intense things that are happening in people's lives," she pointed out. "And because they're trusting you to help them get all their words into a perfect puzzle piece, there's just this beautiful connection that happens [...] When you're writing for other artists, you can write the song and just leave it there. When it's yours, you basically have to relive those memories all the time."
Watch the premiere of Michaels' "Jump" video above and check out the remaining dates of her current tour with Maroon 5 below.
June 7 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 9 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
June 10 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
June 12 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
June 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
June 16 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
June 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
September 7 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 9 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 13 - St Louis, MO @ ScottTrade Center
September 14 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
September 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
September 18 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 22 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
September 23 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 25 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
September 27 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 30 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
October 2 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
October 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
October 6 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 7 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 10 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
October 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
October 14 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
October 15 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden