Update: SPIN snagged the tracks’ production credits from JoJo’s reps. “Say Love” was produced by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels; the Family took lead on “Save My Soul”; and Jason Evigan and pop-savant Benny Blanco produced the heck out of “When Love Hurts.”
JoJo’s best known for her early teen-pop work — think “Too Little Too Late” — but for the past several years, she’s been steadily churning out reliably gorgeous pop songs flecked with soulful singing and R&B-leaning production. Today, the 24-year-old’s just dropped a trio of new songs, all available to stream on her website right now. “Say Love” is a walloping ballad that kicks off the three, reintroducing the singer’s round, rich vocals to audiences. “Save My Soul” dips downward into a pool of tears before kicking up sand on a pretty anthemic chorus. Closing out the bunch is “When Love Hurts,” a bouncy Top 4o bid that’s big in every sense. It’s the obvious mainstream grab, and it takes some of the skittering drums Rudimental’s perfected these past few years while JoJo rides the beat, her lushly natural voice piercing each word’s delivery with raw, true emotion. Check out the three singles now while praising JoJo’s well-welcome return.