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JoJo Scraps 'Jumping Trains' Album

By Robbie Daw

JoJo (©Meeno)

A week after she debuted new single "Demonstrate," JoJo says that her LP "Jumping Trains" -- her long-awaited third album that she spent five years working on -- has been scrapped. From what we ve heard, musically, over the past year, this doesn't come as too much of a surprise. "Demonstrate" has a completely different (read: quite sexy) vibe than what was then her lead "Jumping Trains" single, last fall's "Disaster." But, man -- we were hoping to at least hear a dozen of those 100 songs she apparently recorded in the previous half-decade!

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"It didn t feel right anymore," JoJo told Billboard on Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards. "I've been working on it for a long time. I'm 21 now and it didn't feel like me." Head below to find out what she's been up to since making the artistic decision.

JoJo's last full-length studio album, "The High Road," arrived in 2006 and spawned the Top 10 hit "Too Little Too Late." Since then, the singer became embroiled in a battle with her previous record label and, as mentioned, spent time recording her now-aborted LP "Jumping Trains." She also offered up the mixtape "Can't Take That Away From Me" in 2010.

But the songstress told Billboard that she's been moving in a new direction after collaborating with producer Noah "40" Shebib on "Demonstrate":

"We came up with something I'm really proud of and it felt like the right thing. I just released a new single called 'Demonstrate' which is the first release off the new project. I'm shooting the video for it the first week of August so I'm just getting mentally and physically prepared for that and really conceptualizing and being in the studio and creating."

As for "Jumping Trains," we spoke to JoJo last October about the huge amount of songs she had written and moved on from at that time while making the album. "I would love to maybe shop them to other artists or to perhaps put them on a mixtape or something like that," she told us. "I don't look at it as waste, because it's like if you do a painting, just because it doesn't sell, it doesn't mean that it's not art. For me, music is therapeutic. A lot of the stuff I was writing was autobiographical. It was just something that was flowing from me."

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Aug 28, 2012 9:26AM

I love Jojo first album she need to be doing Neo-soul music because it's the realist music and it's fit her.

Aug 28, 2012 9:26AM

I love Jojo first album she need to be doing Neo-soul music because it's the realist music and it's fit her.

Aug 5, 2012 3:58PM
We saw her last December and she had a new fan with my youngest daughter. She should release music that she feels good about, that's what being an artist is all about.
Aug 3, 2012 1:00PM
I am dissapointed, I was so excited for jumping trains. Now to hear that jojo scrapped it really frustrated me, how much longer are we gonna have to wait? I LOVE her song disaster, that's why I was so excited for her album. I think demonstrate is awful, I'm not feeling it at all. I really hope jojo releases jumping trains sometime in this decade!
Aug 3, 2012 2:18AM
Hey I was just thinking of her the other day... well actually I was mostly thinking of putting my old JOJO CD in my garage sale. I remember buying it and finding out there were only a few songs on the CD that were worth listening to the rest blech. I think she should just try and stick to making it in the acting world. 
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