JoJo Performs “The Change” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- American singer-songwriter JoJo appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “The Change”.
The song was released earlier October as an official campaign song for the Biden/Harris campaign.
She played the song on TV before the vote of the 2020 US president election.
JoJo shared on social media, “this song gets me emotional and makes me think about the impact every individual's actions can truly make on the collective. #VOTE #thechange 🗳
✨ thank you to all the amazing musicians who brought this performance to life ✨ today is Election Day- and I know so many of you are feeling scared, pessimistic, uneasy. I pray you take care of yourself and show yourself love and grace however you see fit. We WILL make it through this time. I love you.”
- She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren. Both worked together for JoJo's second album “The High Road” in 2006. “Diane called me all excited about this song that she had written, as she has before, about different songs for different moments,” JoJo said of the song. “But there was something about this that particularly made my heart open. What actually drew me to the song was the fact that there's nothing political in the lyric” — which leans heavier on the need for a “me” change than a “we” change. “The fact that the Biden/Harris campaign is commissioning it for this moment makes a lot of sense, though, because it's going to take every single individual to decide to act on that change that they want to see in our country.”
She continued, “Especially during this experience of COVID-19 that we're all living through together, I think we've all been maybe more introspective than we ever have been or were prepared to be, and I have realized that personal accountability is just something that's probably on not just my mind, but other people's as well. So when she sent it to me, it definitely resonated. And there's nothing like the passion of Diane Warren — her passion is absolutely legendary — so to say that she got me excited is an understatement.”
- source : Variety