Jojo, the former child-star, now 25 years-old, has made a decision to make 2016 a triumphant year, both for herself and her music career. After getting out of a messy contract, she feels renewed and ready to get back out there.
Last year was a hard one for Jojo, whose father passed away while she was on a 23-city tour last Fall and Winter. She also adds that she, “went through a break-up [and] was going through a lot of things in [her] personal life as well as figuring out what 2016 was going to hold musically.” With all of these hardships in her life, she plans to express a lot of her emotion in her next album and states that, “Coming into 2016, I had this wave of inspiration that hit me. I wanted to go back in the studio and tie things up and write about some things I had been through.”
Last year, she released three different songs after years of nothing, calling the set a triangle. She is finally ready to release a new album after the ordeal of getting out of a messy contract that left her unable to release any music for seven years.
The singer sympathizes with Kesha, who is in a somewhat similar position, as she struggles to be freed from contractual arrangements with her record company. She recommends that Kesha continue releasing music over the internet if she can, and Kesha has been working with her new band, Yeast Infection. Jojo also adds, “Obviously, we’re not in this for money. I feel like she has a similar drive. She’s not motivated by money, because I’m not, either…. The situation she is in is absolutely terrible. I definitely feel for her.”
She is working on a new album that she plans to put out this year. Regardless of all the tribulations she’s been through this last year, she says, “I have renewed energy, renewed drive and purpose.” Not only is she determined to make this year a good one for her music, but she also wants to take a break from dating so that she can focus on herself, as well as her career. After spending years of being a “serial monogamist,” she said to herself, “‘I wanna do this (stay single) for a year.’ I just turned 25, I just wanna do it. I have to learn about myself. I’ve learned a lot through compromising with a partner and things like that, but it’s all about (me now).”