New Song: JoJo – ‘In The Dark’

Published: Monday 30th Aug 2010 by Trent

The 1st track to be lifted from JoJo’s upcoming ‘Can’t Take That Away From Me’ mixtape has just surfaced. ‘In The Dark’ was co-written by the young singer herself and produced by Jordan Gatsby. Give it a listen below courtesy of Rap-Up:

The bass on this track goes hard. It’s great to see JoJo taking her music in a different direction than the Disney Pop sound that most people associate with her look and sound. She has certainly grown as an artist and I am eager to see what else she has to offer, especially on the vocal front given her impressive range.

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  1. Roab August 30, 2010

    I love it’s mature without going the boring “I’m a s*** now route”. I like the relaxed vocals ..we all know that JoJo voally is a beast! This track is s*** as hell! Love it! I hope her next official project get the attention she deservees.

    P.S. – Why doesn’t she leave Black Ground Records?

  2. Cognac Jones August 30, 2010

    it sounds ok minus the auto tune – i wanna hear it live before i make a decision…if she cant do it live then why bother

  3. Nothing But My Opinion August 30, 2010

    nice…me likey.

  4. Robier August 30, 2010

    Ok nice but autotune? she CAN sing. WTF? Oh yeah this is what the twinks want right??

  5. Rachel August 30, 2010

    I’m really lovin’ the bass, a bit overpowering for her voice though I think, but maybe that’s just the quality of the mp3.

  6. Shan August 30, 2010

    This song makes me want to fu(k in the dark. Hot Nasty S**… Real Talk

  7. locodude August 30, 2010

    hot!

  8. Serena Williams August 30, 2010

    It’s so good. Eerie, haunting and the base is definitely crazy. Love it. Welcome back, JoJo!

  9. Serena Williams August 30, 2010

    And those speaking about autotune. Of course she can reproduce it live, she’s a great vocalist. The autotune is just for the effect, I guess.

  10. ~AALEXISR~ THE SUMMER KING (THE BAHAMAS) August 30, 2010

    I love it. FIRE

  11. Rated x August 30, 2010

    we already JoJo can sing….so she can autotune all she wants..
    love love this song….

  12. MIKENBK August 30, 2010

    nice jojo

  13. Kimberly August 30, 2010

    It’s so different. I love it.

  14. Kevin August 30, 2010

    not gonna lie, i think this is horrid…………………………..

  15. Champagne Slurpee August 30, 2010

    Sounds like a hit and so very different from the crap on radio. My only complaint is that on the obvious auto-tuned part she has a tendency to sound Rihanna-ish. Actually sad that Rihanna’s signature sound is just plain auto-tune.

  16. gio88 August 30, 2010

    amazing!!!

  17. Oggie August 30, 2010

    So different from anything else out there, a t first listen your kinda taken a back, but once it gets you it GETS YOU! FIRE!!!

  18. Soulful Roses August 30, 2010

    YAS!!!…I FUGGIN’ love it! *Throws laptop across the room*

  19. KNUCK August 30, 2010

    You know, there was just reports that Jojo might duet with Brandy and this song is very “Porcelain Doll” .. it’s alternative R&B, which is one of the best ways I can describe Brandy’s sound a lot of times. Bran is my fave and I love Joanna too!!

  20. elleuk August 30, 2010

    great song, but i agree that the auto tune effect adds nothing.

  21. Tiff August 30, 2010

    lol @ soulful Roses!!

    Yass I love this one! Jo Jo always brings me what I need in my life!
    This is so hot!

  22. FUTURESTARdelux August 30, 2010

    PEOPLE NEED TO STOP HATING, THIS SONG IS AWSOME AND S***! JOJO IS OLDER NOW AND TRYING NEW THINGS ALTHOUGH SHE DID SAY THAT THE MIXTAPE IS MORE EXPERIMENTAL THAN HER NEW ALBUM “ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING” SO IF YOU WANT SOME NORMAL JOJO STUFF WAIT FOR THE ALBUM.
    PERSONALLY I THINK THIS SONG IS AWSOME, IT SHOWS GROWTH AND MATURITY AS AN ARTIST AND WILLINGNESS TO TRY NEW THINGS.
    WE ALL KNOW JOJO CAN SING, THE AUTOTUNE IS JUST AN EMBELISHMENT SO SHUT UP ABOUT IT AND MOVE ON.
    LOVE THIS SONG AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE VIDEO. 🙂

  23. Shayan August 30, 2010

    Questions & Thoughts

    They hate JoJo for using auto tune but she has already proven to us that she can sing…

    Yet they worship Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, & Tre Songs for using auto tune and they have never proven that they can sing or rap without it ( Auto Tune)…

    I’m more confused than Nicki Minaj and L.Lohan fighting over prescription drugs at a psych center

  24. Geronimo Deuces August 30, 2010

    TAKERS is the number 1 movie in AMERICA.

    go chris go

  25. Misty August 30, 2010

    Jo Jo WHYYY the autotune???? This b**** can sangggg so I’m #over all this electro mess. No!!! PLEASEEE go back to your roots, we need another Teena Marie–a white chick that can sanggg like a black girl! lol

  26. rob August 30, 2010

    i like it , dont love it , i rather jojo sanging ala TLTL, forever in my life , the high road etc , im not a fan of this but she is experimenting with her sound.

  27. Tiff August 30, 2010

    yay takers!

    woooohoooo!

  28. Keesha August 30, 2010

    Champagne Slurpee
    August 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Sounds like a hit and so very different from the crap on radio. My only complaint is that on the obvious auto-tuned part she has a tendency to sound Rihanna-ish. Actually sad that Rihanna’s signature sound is just plain auto-tune.
    ______________________________________________________________________
    I agree, I love JoJo and LMBO and the shade thrown at Rih!

  29. MR.GEORGE August 30, 2010

    Cognac Jones……….. if you know jojo, then u know she can sing. I don’t think this song is meant to be done ” LIVE”. its just a laid back song. What are you talking about?

  30. yesyes August 30, 2010

    very britney. me loves – altho her voice is really hard to hear in bits….they need to crank it up a bit….

  31. spring August 30, 2010

    SICK TUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. truth be told August 30, 2010

    kinda reminds me of some old janet song cannot remember what it is…but i like it…dunno if commercial ppl will

  33. CHUA August 30, 2010

    Hope she doesnt abandon her vocal roots, but the song is AWESOME! Hope she gets the recognition she deserves…as we seen so many vocal talents at the waist sides of the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce…SAD!

    TEAM JOJO & KELLY ROWLAND, TIFFANY EVANS, JAZMIN, LEONA, JHUD, FANTASIA…KARINA P. SHERI DENISE, DAWN RICHARDSON….

  34. CC August 30, 2010

    It has grown on me, and now I really like it!
    Sounds a bit like a song Cassie would do though (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing)

  35. Serena Williams August 30, 2010

    @CC Cassie? LOL.

  36. Celeb Psych August 30, 2010

    That beat goes dumb hard! Personally I dont mind artist who really can sing using autotune although I want to hear her voice this is different for her, i like!… and its not like the autotune is a crutch, we all know she got vocal chops.

  37. Kahari August 30, 2010

    JoJo’s upcoming album All I Want Is Everything still hasn’t gotten a set release date which leaves the young singer to drop a mixtape for her starving fans after 2 years which the album was promised to drop (back in summer of 2008). Since well over 20 tracks from her upcoming album was leaked, JoJo and her team was smart enough to go back to the drawing board and refresh the whole project. In my opinion, all the leaked songs were strong enough to catapult the still teen singer back up to the Top 10 Billboard charts, as she tackled more mature subject matters and the music itself was more R&B-Soul driven that still had enough sweetness to it to appeal to her Pop (popcorn, bubblegum) fans that she garnered with her 2 previous efforts. JoJo has a soulful voice, a voice that any real singer should be scared of and although much of Can’t Take That Away From Me doesn’t display that, it’s a strong enough mixtape to thrust her back into the spotlight . You can expect to hear a more subdued vocal with a uptempo, Techno-Pop, dance/Hip-Hop electronica, futuristic production with her upcoming mixtape. And might I say, this mixtape does not reflect the new direction of All I Want Is Everything. 🙂

  38. GangsterA August 30, 2010

    its a great song the beat and tune her vocal just great i hope its a hit for her

  39. NICKY August 30, 2010

    i LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE JOJO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE THIS SONG ALSO!!!! AND THERES A REPORT THAT MY 2 OF MY FAVES BRANDY AND JOJO WILL BE RECORDING A DUET!!!!!

    THIS IS AMAZING NEWS!!!!

  40. MUSIC LOVER August 30, 2010

    I don’t like it. I want to hear her doing ballads like “Too Little Too Late.” I don’t mind her using autotune, but she should leave that mess to “singers” who actually need it.

  41. nayah82 August 30, 2010

    Damn this song goes hard. it just makes me wanna get my freak on. It’s really f*** up
    that the label won’t let jojo out of her contract or release the album. She can sing unlike
    others out there.

  42. Celeb Psych August 31, 2010

    @MUSIC LOVER … I do see your point being that there is a lack of real singers in the industry

  43. iLoveXtina August 31, 2010

    VERY DIFFERENT, the music is nice! But, am i the only one who doesn’t know what she’s saying? This song has that get nekkid vibe though, which is what a lot of girls out here like doing so i’m sure it’ll be a sleeper hit

  44. harvey August 31, 2010

    this is so epic…I love her new ege…also cant wait till her album&mixtape

  45. Criss_Vaughn August 31, 2010

    Huge JoJo fan. I just wish she sang full out in the song and screw the autotune though it suits the “I only know him in the dark’ part. But her vocals sound too low. needs to be cranked up some.

  46. Criss_Vaughn August 31, 2010

    And yea, though I like the song, its like a fusion of Rihanna’s Russian Roulette and Natalia Kills ‘Zombie’.

  47. jojokfan August 31, 2010

    This ain’t the first or last time
    We’ll make love this late at night
    To let my fate intertwine
    Casually I’d rather be
    Detached from all tragedy
    This don’t mean to be defined

    Chorus:

    And I know that it’s wrong
    I do I do
    Baby keep holding on
    I do I do, yeah
    I know that it’s wrong
    I do when the sun comes up
    I’ll be gone
    I only know in the dark X2

    Second Verse:

    Try to stay desensitized
    Keep my feelings out of mind
    My body won’t be denied
    Never took this road before
    Love was always out the court
    Of anyone I’ve been with before

    Chorus:

    And I know that it’s wrong
    I do I do
    Baby keep holding on
    I dooo, yeah
    I know that it’s wrong
    I do
    When the sun comes up
    I’ll be gone
    I only know in the dark X2

    Bridge:

    Shadows across your face
    Your lips a familiar taste
    Too focused I try
    Can’t get this out of my mind
    I want more than what this is
    Whatever we’re calling this
    The truth just breaks my heart

    I Only Know Him In The Dark x5

  48. ADE August 31, 2010

    This song is so s***. I’ve always like JoJo, the girl is mad talented.

  49. ADC August 31, 2010

    Kahari, who the hell are you…her publicist?

  50. Marcus August 31, 2010

    I love me some JoJo, always have 🙂

  51. JoJoFan! September 3, 2010

    I used to didnt like this song, but now I do

  52. Barbie March 22, 2011

    I loooooooove this sonq… But since it’s on a mixtape & not an album I can’t download it from iTunes 🙁 Does anybody know any site that I can download it straiqht onto my iPod Touch leqally???

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