JoJo returned to the music scene after a 4 year hiatus with her mixtape â€˜Canâ€™t Take That Away From Meâ€™ Sept 7th. She debuted in 2004 with her self-titled album and followed up with her sophomore album High Road in 2006. Jordan Gatsby and former NLT member Travis Garland are also featured.
The title song â€˜Canâ€™t Take That Away from Meâ€™ is disappointing. JoJo may be trying to â€œexperimentâ€ with this, but it comes off as a bad pop song. I prefer more of a R&B sound from her.
Another song that caught my attention is â€œPretty Pleaseâ€ with its â€˜Single Ladiesâ€™ Beyonce beat, but the harmonies in the chorus make this so fun to listen to.
â€œIn The Darkâ€ shows a mature side of JoJo talking about a relationship with no strings attached. The song does have auto-tuneÂ in it but it isnâ€™t so heavily edited that it makes it annoying.
A personal touch is added in â€œAll I Want Is Everythingâ€ with the songstress telling all of her wishes with a laid back R&B sound.
Overall the mixtape wasnâ€™t too different from the previous material released by JoJo. I really enjoyed listening to it and if youâ€™re a fan, then you should definitely check it out!
I rate this 4.5 stars 5 .