The Liberation of JoJo
Earlier this year, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque was frustrated with some fair-weather friends and de-stressing the best way she knows how: with 35 minutes of interval sprints at her local Equinox gym in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old pop star admits that exercise doesn’t come naturally—”not like music does,” she says—but she pushed herself through that punishing session by thinking about her art. And so it was on this afternoon that she had a revelation and came up with the idea for a killer new song. “I was just thinking about the fake people that come in and out of your life,” she says.