GETS REAL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS IN NEW SONG
“SABOTAGE” FEAT. CHIKA
Follows Introspective “Joanna” & Sets the Stage for
New Album Coming In 2020
the release of “Joanna,” praised as “beautiful, touching
fan-service done right” (GQ) and “brutally honest” (Vulture),
JoJo drops the soulful, hip-hop infused new track “Sabotage,”
featuring a guest verse by fellow Warner Records artist CHIKA.
Listen to “Sabotage” HERE,
watch the lyric video HERE,
and look out for the official video coming soon.
explains: “A lot of people self-sabotage… I tend to do it
in romantic relationships. And I think most of it roots to fear
- fear of being inadequate, fear of getting hurt, fear of rejection,
fear of not measuring up... This song is about asking a lot
of questions, dealing with shame and embarrassment, and really
just owning up to certain patterns.”
new tracks are JoJo’s first new music since signing with Warner
Records earlier this year through a joint venture with her
own Clover Music, and preview the album to come in 2020.
Together with producers Doc McKinney [The Weeknd, Santigold]
and Lido [Halsey, Chance The Rapper], JoJo has honed
together an upcoming body of work centered around her new-found
confidence – both musically and emotionally. There’s a lightness,
a joy, a sense of satisfaction: JoJo doesn’t want to avoid the
past, but it’s time to open the next chapter.
JoJo [born Joanna Levesque] is a chart-topping, award-winning
singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 28 years old, is
already a veteran of the music industry, having released her
self-titled debut album when she was just 13. JoJo’s
breakout smash “Leave (Get Out)” rocketed to the top of the
charts, making JoJo the youngest-ever solo artist to have a
debut #1 single in the U.S. and to be nominated for “Best New
Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album went on to
sell over four million copies and became the singer’s first
Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional
hits, most notably the Top 3 single “Too Little Too Late” from
sophomore album The High Road. In 2016, JoJo made a heralded
return to music with her first new album in 10 years, Mad
Love. – debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200
and earning her unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of
TIME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Cosmo,
Entertainment Weekly and more. Most recently, JoJo re-recorded
and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road)
under her own label Clover Music, not wanting anyone to erase
her legacy and story. She took back ownership, and was able
to, as she explained, “give the fans the nostalgia that they
couldn’t get” during her years of legal battles with her former
label that prevented the albums from existing on digital platforms.
She has also pushed herself outside the confines of genre, in
the past year alone collaborating with artists ranging from
PJ Morton [on the Top 10 R&B hit “Say So”] to Jacob Collier
[lending her vocal stylings to the jazzy “It Don’t Matter”].
Now signed to Warner Records as a joint venture with her own
Clover Music, JoJo is a self-made, authoritative and impassioned
28-year-old woman who is ready to write her next chapter.
CHIKA is a self-made star who turned down going to Berklee College
of Music to focus on honing her craft. Now just a few short
years later at 22 years old, she’s using her powerful voice
as a much needed call to action for the marginalized and disenfranchised.
With an instinct for creating impactful viral moments in the
music, film / television, fashion, brand and social media space,
CHIKA's ethos and persona have resonated with fans and peers
so deeply that she's already a Gen Z icon with just a few songs
out in the world.
In less than a year, the Alabama-born, LA-residing, rapper /
singer / songwriter / poet has gained critical darling status,
calling out her foes with fierce battle hymns that put her on
the map as one of the toughest new rappers out - even singled
out by Cardi B as one of the brightest young stars in the game.
In early 2019, after starring in an unprecedented Calvin Klein
campaign, she dropped her first single "No Squares." CHIKA went
on to perform it on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, hand-selected
by guest host Lena Waithe who was an early supporter. CHIKA
again collaborated with Waithe and director SH00TER for the
official video for her most recent single, "High Rises," filmed
with a cast of young students in both CHIKA and SH00TER's home
state of Alabama. CHIKA is signed to Warner Records and is working
on her forthcoming debut EP. If early praise from press is any
indication, with the likes of Billboard, TIME,
Newsweek, i-D, V MAGAZINE, them., CR
Fashion Book, Teen Vogue, and many more showing love
for this young superstar and modern American role model, the
best is truly yet to come!