JoJo Releases 2018 Version for Two Albums “JoJo” & “The High Road”: Stream
- American singer-songwriter JoJo re-recorded her two albums “JoJo” and “The High Road” as 2018 version. In addition, she re-recorded her singles "Demonstrate" and "Disaster".
The original versions of her debut album “JoJo” was released in 2004, the second album “The High Road” was released in 2006 via Blackground Records.
This time, she decided to re-record her vocals due to legal reasons and as her new music project. Back in 2013, she had filed a lawsuit against her labels Blackground Records.
In 2017, she left previous label Atlantic and launched her new music venture, Clover Music, in a joint deal with Interscope.
On December 20th, her 28th birthday, she released 2018 version for “JoJo” and “The High Road”.
After the release of the albums, she wrote on Facebook, "
Wow. Your response to my re-recording my first two albums has taken my breath away. I’ve tried to read through literally every single comment!!! You guys are making me sooooo emo with your support!!!! What the hellllllll, to see an album I first made at 12 and another at 15 at the top of the iTunes album charts is just CRAZY. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea (and my team checked allllll the legalities to see that it would be ok!!) but I was SO SICK of seeing my fans day in and day out ask me where my old shit was. Not being able to give them what they deserve made me so mad. I’ve felt out of control for so long, and I WAS FUCKING TIRED OF IT. I couldn’t stand for it. This is for my day 1s. This is for the amazing creatives who shaped these songs with me (and so they can finally collect the publishing that is so rightfully theirs!). And this is for me. For healing. Reclaiming my time and my history. I am currently making the best music of my life for this new album. And I wanted to make sure that I saged myself so I could enter 2019 with lightness and space to be TOTALLY FREE. Getting this project off my chest feels SO GOOD and it means the world to me seeing you living with it/ loving it/ sharing it/ supporting it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. NEW MUSIC 2019. Love, Jo."
- source : Rolling Stone