Jah Sun and The Rising Tide hit Denver on Thursday night, bringing an intimate experience to locals under the twinkle lights of Mile High Station. An event that brought fans to their feet, people of all ages danced around right in front of the band as they performed music from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, including their latest single “Rock Paper Scissors.” Touring around the West Coast, Jah Sun and The Rising Tide are showcasing the new album which is set to be released this summer.
The positive energy in the venue matched the beauty of the lyrics and songs they performed. It was a refreshing event that allowed fans to finally enjoy live music after the COVID-19 pandemic. You could feel the freedom in the air as the sun set, creating the nightlife experience that Denver has become well known for. Tucked beneath the underpass of the highway, the music bounced from the street side stage to the ears of eager enthusiasts.
Emotions of all kinds were felt through the music, from joy to peace to profound love, it was a night filled with moments of deep satisfaction and gratitude. Personally, the track titled “No Profit” brought a bliss to the closing of the night, leaving myself and other concertgoers with full hearts and peace of mind.
An obvious fan favorite, their latest single “Rock Paper Scissors” had a clear meaning that connected with everyone who heard it. “Rock Paper Scissors” is a song about the games we play when we’re in love. Everyone can relate to the confusion when we fall for someone. The song is about the ups and downs of love. Like love, it has an intoxicating vibe that oddly makes you feel good even though you might be hurting.
“The song title and lyrics throughout are a fun play on words to what would otherwise be a sad love story. We’ve all had someone play with our heart – and it especially hurts when we’ve fallen for them. Rock Paper Scissors is that song, but with our positive, feel good spin on it,” Jah Sun said in a press release. “It takes the pain of love and turns it into a playful song with clever lyrics. The music takes the mind off the pain and lets it heal as the body grooves to the music. It’s special because it will help people get past heartbreak and who knows – find someone new to vibe with!” he added. The single was produced with producer/multi-instrumentalist Jallanzo “Dub MatriXx,” who collaborated to spread the message of positivity and love through uplifting sounds.
Jah Sun took a moment to thank fans for coming out, and to spread his ultimate message of love and light. Sharing bits of his personal struggles over the last year, he explained his loss of love after an 18 year relationship, and the devastation of losing his new house in the California wildfires. It was a moment that brought a family feel to the night, a sense of unity knowing that every person there had been through trials of their own during the previous months. Ultimately, it was an affair that perfectly set the tone for what the rest of the summer should feel like.