French international pop sensation JAIN has unveiled the official music video for “Night Heights” via Arista Records/Sony Music France. The standout track from her latest album The Fool released earlier this year on Sony Music France – watch it above.
Born in France and raised primarily in the United Arab Emirates and Congo, JAIN released her debut album Zanaka in 2015. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide and the singles “Come” and “Makeba” from the LP quickly climbed the charts, the latter of which earned the artist her first Grammy nomination for “Best Music Video” in 2018.
In 2018, her sophomore album Souldier (2018) reached #1 in France and went double platinum, while the single “Alright” is certified diamond. In the same year, JAIN was named by Rolling Stone as an “Artist You Need To Know”. She has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, “Later… with Jools Holland”, opened the Ryder Cup in 2018, the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and performed over 300 shows in 15 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia as well as festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
In April this year, JAIN released The Fool, her much-anticipated third album, co-produced by long-time collaborator Maxim Nucci/Yodelice, with the participation of Metronomy founder Joseph Mount and renowned French DJ and producer Gesaffelstein – listen here. The album chronicles the spectrum of emotions one encounters when making a fresh start, from fear and excitement to innocence, doubts, letting go, and finally, epiphany. Each track finds inspiration in a distinct card from the Tarot de Marseilles, which offers JAIN an instinctive perspective on the world’s risks and opportunities.
“Night Heights” linked to the Fool Moon Tarot card, is eloquently described by JAIN as “the card of all passions and desires. An extreme temptation to which one surrenders to. A state of passion stronger than ourselves”.
Sonically, the track is a classy blend of pop, funk, and demonic vibes, with a modern production touch. The accompanying music video immerses in a captivating visual and narrative world, seamlessly blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. This is an invitation for an intimate journey, where JAIN embraces her femininity, inviting fans to join her in a dance with her inner self.
This release comes on the heels of a spectacular summer for JAIN, with her hit track “Makeba” transcending TikTok and evolving into a global sensation more than 8 years after its initial release. The track now boasts 429M streams worldwide, with 200M since May 2023, and nearly 60B views on TikTok. It held the top position on the Global Shazam Chart for 6 weeks, achieving global success on radio and in clubs, including reaching the #1 spot in the United States (dance), #1 in Germany (club), #2 in Mexico, #7 in Italy, #10 in Mexico, and more.
“Makeba” has now been certified gold in Poland and South Africa, platinum in Italy, Canada, Switzerland, and Ireland, and diamond in France, among others.
JAIN has played some of the most prestigious festivals over the summer and she’s now set to headline several arena shows in France this autumn. She’s also slated to lead a European tour in the coming year.
THE FOOL FALL TOUR
Oct 20. Zenith Amiens Metropole, Amiens, France
Oct 26. Zenith Sud, Montpellier, France
Oct 27. Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
Nov 3. Arena, Reims, France
Nov 4. Zenith Arena, Lille, France
Nov 9. Zenith Nantes Metropole, Nantes, France
Nov 10. Arena Futuroscope, Poitiers, France
Nov 11. Zenith, Toulouse, France
Nov 17. Arkea Arena, Bordeaux, France
Nov 18. Le Liberte, Rennes, France
Nov 23. Zenith La Villette, Paris, France
Dec 12. Rockhal Club, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Dec 13. Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium