Missed JoJo? We almost forgot about her. Ms. Too Little Too Late dropped a new mix tape for committed fans just yesterday. “Agápē”, meaning love in Greek, is her second mix tape following her first two albums, “The High Road” being her last LP released in 2006. Shadowing a nasty battle with her late record label and trashing her more recent album effort, “Jumping Trains”, JoJo is back with a charming prelude to her much awaited third album set to emerge in 2013.
“This mix tape is meant to be experienced when you have 27-28 minutes to go on a little journey with me and listen to some stories,” JoJo recounted. “There are interludes, outerludes, random shit, my dad playing harmonica and a conversation between my whole family at Thanksgiving”.
Prior to her finished product she released and promoted two songs via twitter and music blogs: “We Get By”, reminiscent of early R&B singer D’Angelo, is a mellow expression of daily woes of the daily grind (Watching all my deepest fears just crawling on the ceiling/ These colonial bricks and beams are just not enough to hold me/ All I got is my hopes and dreams and this cranberry stoli). And “Andre,” a love song inspired by the highly sought after, unique and low-key rapper Andre 3000.
The 22-year-old presents a 13 track (five of which are interludes) coming-of-age story of what the blossoming Bostonian has been through and wants to share with us. Her progression, maturity and transparency make for a surprising treat. Listen and download here.