JoJo – “Back 2 Life” (Soul II Soul Cover)

After years of label strife, post-hits pop star JoJo is signed to Atlantic and getting ready to release her first album since 2006. In the meantime, just in time for the holidays and her own birthday in two days, she’s dropped a new EP on the world, #LoveJo2, a sequel to last year’s Valentine’s Day EP. The four-song collection includes two new songs and a remix of this year’s “When Love Hurts” in addition to “Back 2 Life,” a thumping, house-inflected cover of Soul II Soul’s 1989 R&B single “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me),” produced by Soraya LaPread. Listen and compare it to the original below.

#LoveJo2 is out now, and her third album will be out on Atlantic sometime next year.