It’s clear that our girl JoJo is back and more badass than ever with the release of her new music video for “Save My Soul“.
JoJo has made it known that she is not wasting anymore time these days after coming back from her longtime music battle with her last record label. Jo dropped her tringle of songs last fall which have been doing extremely well as she literally pours out her heart and feelings in each and every one of them.
The “Save My Soul” music video is the third and last music video from JoJo’s tringle of songs that she released and is definitely one of the most powerful ones. The video was filmed by Jo’s friend, Zelda Williams, and goes through the emotions of the different battles everyone has in life. JoJo gives her usual emotional, powerful, and badass performance that she always does in every video as she just completely convinces you that every single word in the song is just as powerful as the others.
JoJo left a statement at the bottom of her music video on YouTube, check out what she had to say below.
“Save My Soul” is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there. Working with one of my best friends, Zelda Williams (director of SMS), was a highlight of my 2015. We’d been talking about working together for like 10 years! Because of the content of the song and the way it touched us both, “Save My Soul” felt like the natural place for us to finally collaborate.
A group of us young, crazy, creatives drove out to the magical desert of Joshua Tree and got naked – most of us emotionally, and a few literally. It was a safe space to be vulnerable and free from judgment and the need to be/ look/ act “perfect”. Everyone who participated connected to the song and brought their truth to the table.
We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak. This song, which had always been personal to me, takes on even deeper meaning now. “I try to run but it hurts every time I try… Lord I try and I can’t say no.” Makes me think of the universal struggle of seeking victory over the feeling of powerlessness to a situation, a lover, a drug.
Losing my father at the end of last year and knowing the propensity for addiction of all kinds that runs deep in my blood from both sides makes it next-level important for me to LIVE – not just be alive, but THRIVE in his honor. I can do this. And so can you. If you’re struggling, believe the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep going.
P.S. Thank you to the beautiful crazies who dedicated their time and energy to come together and make this video possible. It wouldn’t have happened without you.
Check out the official “Save My Soul” music video above and let me know what you thought!
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