Jo Livi is finding the light despite some dark times.
After the passing of her grandfather and the dissolution of a tumultuous relationship, the Los Angeles-based singer found a sense of confidence that’s defined who she is as an artist. Her life experiences influenced and evolved her musical sound from adult contemporary island-infused pop on her debut EP, 2013’s Trouble With You Gone, to a fresh alternative pop vibe on her upcoming untitled six-song EP that’s filled with passionate and personal songs hailing from the darker recesses of her mind and heart.
“I want to be a strong voice for other women who go through what I went through, like how Alanis Morissette and Gwen Stefani were for me,” Livi tells BreatheHeavy.com. “I want to show it’s okay to be vulnerable, to be heart-broken, to make the wrong choices, to lose yourself, and to ultimately know when it’s time to move on.”
She adds, “I’ve gone through a lot of difficult things – my grandfather died and I went through a really bad breakup. I got my heart broken over and over, but I kept going back to this relationship and it made me feel things I never felt. It made me think about things on a deeper level. It changed me. It helped me grow as a person and as a writer, so I got my pen and paper out and started writing in a way I’ve never written before.”
Her new single “Games” is a prime example of that creative growth.
“The song is a tale of two, who besides loving each other, love playing the game even more.”