[ALBUM REVIEW] JoJo – Mad Love.
I somehow got sent JoJo’s album “Mad Love.” two days before its official release date, and I was amazed at how many people bombarded me on social media to leak it… sorry, kids, I wouldn’t do that to a fellow artist! JoJo stans have been waiting 10 years for her full length studio release follow-up to 2006’s “The High Road” (she went through a horrible legal battle with her old label), and let me tell you, INCREDIBLE things come to those who wait. As an avid pop music fan, I can honestly say that is some of the best r&b-fused pop out there. The vocals are impeccable, lyrics are as raw as they get, and the production is top-notch.
While you need your ears blessed by this masterpiece in its entirety, some of my early favorites are:
Mad Love. – A seamless fusion of her soulful and gospel-y vocal prowess with a vintage, yet modern pop track. Like, damn. THOSE VOCALS.
Vibe. – The ultimate sass banger. This song sounds like JoJo, Ellie Goulding, and Sia vibes all in one, and I could not be happier about it. If you don’t dance and belt this one out, I’m not sure what to think…
Edibles. – Yas, kweeeen. You bettah werqqq.
Honest. – This track reminds me of the JoJo we were first introduced to. The first minute of the track is more of an intro/interlude that really showcases the maturity that has happened in the past 10 years, but When the chorus kicks in, the catchy r&b melody and beat is undeniable.
(You need to cop those deluxe tracks as well!)
Also, shout out to the Internet for connecting me with cool music-loving people from around the world like Bruno over at #UnboxingPop in Brazil who does reviews and unboxings of pop albums! Here’s my unboxing of the U.S. Standard Edition of the album on his channel! (Patiently waiting for that deluxe vinyl, Jo!)
Peace, Love, & Rock n’ Roll,