JoJo to perform album 'Good to Know' live using virtual reality on MelodyVR: 'Like you're right there with me'
Her first album since leaving Atlantic Records, 'Good to Know' is Jojo's return to form, featuring classic R&B pop and powerhouse vocals
Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress JoJo continues to entertain amidst the coronavirus-induced pandemic, this time in the form of a live performance on MelodyVR for its 'Live in LA' series on Saturday, June 27.
Playing with a full band, JoJo will perform hit tracks from her fourth studio album, 'Good to Know', live for the first time. The album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart, is the fourth from JoJo and her first to be released since leaving Atlantic Records and launching her own label imprint Clover Music. The first single 'Man' was released in March this year along with an accompanying music video that saw JoJo spending some quality time with her girlfriends, including Ari Lennox, Tinashe, JinJoo, Francia Raisa and JoJo Gomez.
Following 'Man', JoJo dropped the promotional single 'Lonely Hearts' the following month. The album went on to receive high praise from critics owing both to its mature tone as well as the singer's growth, both musically and vocally, while fans praised the singer's music for being self-affirming and indicating a brand new phase in her career.
In February, JoJo shared the thought process behind the title 'Good to Know' in an interview with Rap-Up, stating, "I called the album Good to Know because of everything I've learned in the past few years – every piece of feedback, criticism (internal or external), whatever it is – it's all just information. And it's all good! I've been lucky to have the space to reflect on my own journey up to now, and I hope people can take comfort in the fact that I am not anywhere near perfect, and I will never sugarcoat anything. We are all constantly living and learning, and that's what makes this life so fun."
Ranging from some slower, old-school R&B tracks to more catchy pop-inclined tunes, 'Good to Know' was a solid comeback for one of the reigning queens of pop from the 2000s era as well as one of the best contemporary vocalists. And JoJo will now treat fans to live versions of some of her best work to date, including her empowering single 'Man', in addition to classic hits like 'Too Little Too Late'.
Ideally, fans would have gotten to see JoJo performing on tour, but owing to the pandemic, the singer was unable to embark on one. But that isn't dampening her spirits. Speaking about the upcoming performance, JoJo shares, "I never imagined this is how I'd be performing these songs live for the first time, but I'm so grateful and excited to bring a part of the Good to Know tour to your home with with MelodyVR! Performing live is one of my greatest joys. I hope you can feel all of our energy, virtually, like you're right there with me at my concert."
MelodyVR launched in 2018 with a simple mandate: not to replace the live music experience, but to harness the power of virtual reality to get people closer to the music they love. By using VR technology, the founders realized that they could place fans in the crowd or on stage with their favorite musicians at live events. From epic stadium shows to intimate studio performances, the possibilities are endless: capacity restrictions are eliminated, music lovers can attend otherwise sold-out dates, and the barriers (distance, age, cost, access) that might keep people from experiencing their heroes' lives are swept away.
As a result, artistes can now reach more fans than ever before, with a level of intimacy which was previously not possible. MelodyVR is the only licensed VR music platform and has the world's largest library of exclusive immersive and interactive music experiences from the likes of Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Blake Shelton, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, Fall Out Boy, Julia Michaels, KISS, The Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons. Their 'Live from LA' series has already featured the likes of John Legend, The Score, Katelyn Tarver, DaniLeigh and Zella Day, and they can now add JoJo to their list.
JoJo's live performance can be watched for free on June 27 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET / 1 am BST on the MelodyVR app or watch on-demand directly following the live stream. Available on smartphones and VR headsets, the MelodyVR app can be downloaded at on.melodyvr.com/App.