While ‘Leave (Get Out)’ singer Jojo is readying her 3rd studio album ‘Jumping Trains’ for a fall release, yet another recording has surfaced. The song ‘Guardian Angel’ features a stinging guitar riff complemented by the New England native’s soulful melisma and soaring vocals – both of which have become standard fare for the songbird.
Whether the track will make the final cut of the singer’s first Interscope release, however, has yet to be determined. But, rumor has it it won’t.
Give the song a go after the jump:
If any of the recent leaks are indicative of the direction ‘Trains’ is headed, then the outcome will be interesting to see. While we must applaud the young singer for overcoming label drama to finally get the album on the tracks, overall the material sounds like ‘The High Road’ leftovers dated (from a production standpoint) . However, while the pop sound works for Jojo, I-for-one am much more of a fan of her vocals riding an R&B/Urban pop beat than songs like ‘Guardian Angel’ or ‘Limbo’.
Alas, you gotta do what sells records. And, as her last project took ‘The High Road’ (right off the charts), maybe Ms. Levesque is on the right track with ‘Trains’.