JoJo has made her comeback in TRIumphant fashion.
After releasing two mixtapes (Can’t Take That Away From Me & Agápē) and an EP (#LoveJo) in the years following her 2006 sophomore album The High Road, the 24-year-old singer has returned with the simultaneous release of her “tringle,” three new singles that all dropped a day earlier than expected, on Thursday afternoon.
— JoJo. (@iamjojo) August 20, 2015
The R&B songbird, who dazzled with releases like “Leave (Get Out)” (which sold over 700,000 copies worldwide) and “Too Little Too Late” (which was certified platinum), teased the new music via her Twitter and Instagram accounts in the weeks leading up to the release, and fans are already raving about the new music.
The “Baby It’s You” singer reminds us that she still has the powerfully soulful pipes that made her famous. All three songs sound emotionally organic and show the growth that JoJo has undergone in her evolution in womanhood.
“I just set a high standard for myself and also I want to impress my fans,” JoJo recently told MTV News.
Marking a new era in her career, JoJo’s return to the studio came with a drawn out dispute with her former label, Blackground Records, which released her first two albums, JoJo in 2004 and The High Road in 2006. Contractual obligations kept her from leaving the label about her second record, resulting in her music being shelved until an online campaign started by her fan-base resulted in JoJo signing with Atlantic.
“Say Love” features the chart topping singer pouring her heart out on the slow burning ballad which seems like a great leadoff single for Top 40 radio. “‘Say Love’ is a kind of call to action…Putting yourself out there, making yourself vulnerable,” said JoJo in a recent interview. She gets raw and transparent on the mid-tempo and catchy “Save My Soul,” while weaving her perfect vocals on the dance floor-ready track “When Love Hurts.” The up-tempo beat pairs perfectly with the infectious sing-along chorus, which JoJo says that she works out to every morning.
JoJo’s third album is (finally) on the way, and in the meantime, you can listen to her “tringle” over on her official website.
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