With two #1 albums (ie. JoJo and The High Road), a handful of hit singles (“Leave (Get Out)”, “Baby (It’s You)” and “Little Too Late)” and a few leading roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Aquamarine and RV, pop singer Joanna “JoJo” Levisque was well on her way to pop superstardom. However, a few years into her recording career, JoJo was caught under the rubble of a lawsuit that stopped her from releasing music. After a long 12-year battle with her previous record company, JoJo found freedom under Atlantic Records with the release of his third album Mad Love.
Mad Love opens up with a smooth ballad that finds the singer crooning her love and compassion for “Music.”. Considering the track marks the singers return to music, the meaningful intro appropriately sets the pace of the album. On the next track JoJo teams up with Alessia Cara on an unapologetic track titled “I Can Only.”. Following the theme of self love comes the lead single “F**k Apologies.” featuring Wiz Khalifa and a sassy collaboration with femcee Remy Ma for the “FAB.” or “fake ass bitches”. After delivering doo-wop and soul on the album’s title track “Mad Love.”, JoJo delivers a smooth and edgy pop track titled “Vibe.”.
Changing the mood of the project comes a chilling love song titled “Honest.”. After delivering the vulnerable track, JoJo gets sexy on a upbeat and sexy track titled “Like This.”. The next track, one of my favorites, finds JoJo delivering “Edibles.” on a sexy love trip. Following a fiery track titled “High Heels”, JoJo slows things down with a self-fulfilling ballad titled “I Am.”. On “Clovers.”, JoJo rides an upbeat electronic production before apologizing for breaking an ex-lovers heart on “Reckless.”. After hitting the dance floor with an upbeat track titled “Good Thing.”, JoJo appropriately closes the album with a hopeful track titled “Rise-Up.”.
Mad Love is the perfect representation of JoJo and her career thus far. Delivering smooth and edgy sounds inspired from pop, R&B and soul genre, the project definitely showcases JoJo’s musically growth over the last decade. With themes exploring self empowerment, love and compassion along with an edgy and unapologetic vibe, Mad Love connects with fans and critics in more ways than one. With little-to-no promotion Mad Love debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 (25K+) proving that JoJo still has the star power to make a notable comeback. Definitely looking forward to watching JoJo grow as an artist! It’s time for some loving! Check out JoJo’s Mad Love below!
JoJo – “F*ck Apologies” featuring Wiz Khalifa