Jersey native JidScan has a similar story to mine, in that he started his most-noticeable journey in music as a writer then got back up with the pen and the pad. I respect writer/artist types, as I’m one myself. I also get how hard that can be, as you’re sometimes a harsher critic of yourself than you’d be of anyone else.
On “On Fire Tonight,” the man born to two Sierra Leonean immigrants and has been about defying odds since birth takes up the charge of writing his own destiny. Now, let’s say one thing here. The future is uncertain for any–and every–one. However, as long as we’ve got a bright today and a bright tonight, the odds of having a bright tomorrow are that much better. The song is pretty inspirationally-tinged and its accompanying video features people enjoying their best lives even in the face of uncertainty. Featuring a hook from Ty Jack, the song is about beating the odds and being a “beacon of hope” for when you or those around you feel downtrodden. I’m here for that type of message and it doesn’t hurt that the song is a bop.
This one features on JidScan’s Life Comes in Threes II EP which just released a little while ago. Check it out below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.