Inspirational quotes from Joanna Noëlle Levesque

Did you really think I will end JoJo January without making some inspirational quotes? If you did, then you don’t know me at all. This is just short and sweet and to the point. If you are new to this, I took some song lyrics and added it to some inspirational pictures to it. The only ownership that I take credit for is how fun it was to make these. So without further ado, here’s some inspirational quotes from Joanna Noëlle Levesque. You’re welcome for the inspirational that is going to hit you in the face.

It’s not too little too late

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Jojo shows ‘Mad Love’ with her third album

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

The final Friday in Jojo January is here! It’s been a fun time and it’s rather sad that it’s coming to close but at least we’ve gotten to the happier time. It’s time to review the latest album that Miss Levesque has given into the world. Let’s talk about “Mad Love.”

Click Here to read the review: “Jojo”|“The High Road”|“Disaster”

Fake Ass Bitches

“Mad Love” was released in 2016 by Jojo. It came out 10 years after her second album “The High Road.” It was a long time coming and honestly one of the most anticipated releases of Jojo’s entire career. It was her first release on her new label Atlantic Records. They did her right. It was finally here. We final got the third album we should have gotten five to six years ago.

The album itself is literally everything. It was Jojo’s first adulthood album. The themes in the album have more of a mature feel to it. It has explicit lyrics to some of the song and as you probably are aware, I live for child/teen stars swearing up a storm. So hearing Jojo say the f word made this album for me.

The album tells and takes you through a story. It’s a slightly emotional start with the song “Music” before getting lighter and more upbeat. The album still has its moments but it has a decent amount of bops with this album. Some of my faves or “I Can Only,” “Fuck Apologies,” “FAB,” “High Heels,” “Edibles,” and “Vibe.” I’m a sucker for killer vocals and good beat.

I do wish that the song from her EP “III” would have made it on to the album. I get why they aren’t but they would have been a better fit than some of the song on the album. Even just as extra songs. “III” was a good taste for what we got in “Mad Love,” it’s just a shame that those three songs were over looked.

Verdict

“Mad Love” is the album that I highly recommend to everyone. It takes you on a journey from start to finish. It’s not an overly emotional journey but still a journey. Some songs are better than others but overall, it’s everything. It’s not like “The High Road” but it’s still a great album. “Mad Love” is a instant classic album.

I highly recommend also checking out Jojo’s mixtapes because they too are fire.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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The Fall and Rise of Jojo’s ‘Disaster’

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

We have now gotten into the depressing part of Jojo January. It’s time that we get into the part where she didn’t give the world a third album until 2016. Yep, it took her 10 years for her to get us the highly anticipated follow up to “The High Road.” I feel like this has turned into a series about Jojo. I’m okay with this. Let’s cover what would have been the first single off of her third album “Jumping Trains.” This one will be the original version because the video is still up on her VEVO page.

Click here to read the previous review: “Jojo” |“The High Road”

You shot the bullet that killed me

Before we get into “Disaster,” here’s the cliff notes version of what happened. It’s a lot that happened to young Jojo. Oh, I’m not going to cover “Demonstrate.” It’s not an official single. It’s apart of her story so I’ll post my thoughts on it.

“Disaster” was released in 2011. It was supposed to be the first single off of her then third album “All I Want is Everything.” The album was actually completed back in 2009 but was waiting for her then-label Blackground and Da Family Entertainment Records to sign distribution rights to release it. When they failed to do so, she sued them and won. After she won, she was released from her contract and Blackground Records set up for the album to release on Interscope Records.

That ended up falling through. During this time, Jojo also remade her third album. They planned on having “Demonstrate” being the new first single for the new third album called “Jumping Trains.” It wasn’t until 2013 that Jojo was fully free from Blackground. That came at a price as her discography and back catalog under Blackground records. Hence, why she re-recorded and re-release all her old music. I hope that all made sense because it’s a lot. Oh here’s the court complaint aka the tea.

The song

“Disaster” is what I would consider the sister song to her hit “Too Little Too Late.” It has the same feeling of that song. The song is catchy and upbeat and just feels like an anthem. It has a pop rock/power pop feel to the song. It’s kind of like the 2010’s version of “Since U Been Gone.”

The song is about being in a relationship going south and just not being like it was first like was. There’s also lyrics suggesting that there’s some deep shit going on. It just adds to a song that really got the raw end of the deal. Besides the behind the scenes crap, the song was criticized because it wasn’t “showing her progression as an artist.” This was mainly by the critics but I don’t think they were really paying attention. Jojo helped write the song when she was 21 years old. I know when I was 21, I was writing about this kind of stuff.

Thoughts on “Demonstrate”

“Demonstrate” was suppose to be released the summer of 2012. It was the new first single off of her third album. I don’t think it’s a bad song but I do think that “Disaster” is definitely a strong single. Demonstrate is a slow and sexy single that is definitely something that we didn’t hear from Jojo. But it was a step in the right direction overall. I wish we could hear both versions of the third album before it became “Mad Love.” Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Verdict on ‘Disaster’

Personally, I think “Disaster” is a bop. I think it got too much hate on it for being too similar to “Too Little Too Late.” While I consider it to be the sister song, it’s definitely more mature than “Too Little Too Late.” It’s honestly it’s underrated. I think it got a bad rap just because they focused too much on it being similar to “Too Little Too Late” and not on the growth itself. The new version that she re-released is amazing but honestly, nothing compared to the original. It’s something about Jojo’s music that makes it so special. It’s a shame that some people aren’t able to have both versions to listen to. Greed is a dangerous drug.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Jojo takes ‘The High Road’ to her queendom

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

While we all agree that Jojo is the queen we can get behind, her second album is where it’s at. The name of it ended up foreshadowing what would be her life after the release of her second album. I’ve dive deeper into it when we talk about next single before her third studio album “Mad Love.” It was pretty much the worst thing that could happen to an artist. But she rose above and that’s why we stan her. We only stan queens and Jojo is a queen.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEW OF JOJO’S DEBUT ALBUM

Your chance has come and gone

Originally released in 2006, Jojo’s “The High Road” was her follow up to the self-titled album “Jojo.” The album itself was a little bit more matured than her first. It was more of a reflection of her life at the time. This album signaled growth. Her growth as an artist and as a person.

I’ll be honest, this album was a much better and stronger album than “Jojo.” So far, it’s my favorite album of her. It’s a mix of hip hop, rock, and pop. This came across more like what you would get with Jojo. The first album had her come across as this cool chick like J-Lo. She was Jo-Lo. This album seemed more like Joanna Levesque. This was real, this was her. This was exactly who she wanted to be. She was going to let the light, shine on her.

“Too Little Too Late” is, of course, the stand out on the album. It’s probably her most well-known single. It’s probably the song that best represents the album. There aren’t really any bad songs on the album. There are some that just fell flat but it’s not like “Jojo.” Like I said in that review, that album all blended into each other. Nothing stood out. This is not the case with “The High Road.” It’s a more well-rounded album. Other favorites on the album are “Let it Rain,” and “Anything.” “Anything” samples the iconic song from Toto called “Africa.” Those are bops. “The Way You Do Me” is a dirty little diddy that makes you question the adults of her former record label. Why would you let a 16 year old sing about sex like that.

Verdict

Overall, “The High Road” is a much better and more personal album from Jojo. I enjoyed it more than I did in the first album. It’s a nice mix of genres and as I said, it sounds more like Jojo than the first. I also recommend this album.

I also recommend listening to the Spanish version of “Too Little Too Late.” I’m a big listener of Spanish versions of songs. It’s a gem that most people just sleep on it. I found it on YouTube but it’s a full-on bop to the top.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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