JoJo Teases First Studio Album In Nine Years & We Can’t Stop Jogging In Place
Let’s put some essential JoJo notes into perspective, starting with the fact that when her last album, 2006’s The High Road, was released, George W. Bush was president. The O.C. was still on the air. Gossip Girl was merely a best-selling series of novels. The Secret had just been published. Miley Cyrus was a year away from releasing her debut album and Lady Gaga was two years off from telling us all to “Just Dance.”
But while it’s still probably a little premature to be getting nostalgic for the ’00s, it’s always a good time to continue yearning for JoJo Levesque’s incredibly-long-awaited third LP — something that we may have in our hands and ears sooner rather than later.
In January 2014, the 24-year-old singer alerted fans that she’d finally extricated herself from her troublesome label deal with Blackground Records and signed with Atlantic. She subsequently released her third mixtape, #LOVEJO, performed at Austin’s annual South By Southwest festival and set about recording her third album — sessions for which had her reuniting with naughty-mouthed songwriter Diane Warren.
In November JoJo said during a red carpet interview that her first single from her upcoming LP would be out “early next year.” And it didn’t take long once the calendar turned to January 2015 for the “Too Little Too Late” singer to tease the album on social media.
“Blank Space,” JoJo wrote on Instagram last night as she posted the above image of all her album and mixtape cover art, making reference to both Taylor Swift‘s current chart-topping single and her own upcoming record.
Could this be a hint that we’ll have new JoJo music by springtime? That would certainly be one of the best pieces of news we’ve heard in the five days that have made up this year so far.
Until her tease becomes official news of a new release, let us know your thoughts on the possibility of a new JoJo album in 2015 below.
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