JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. Over the past decade, the Montreal-based producer/songwriter/composer has emerged as a distinctive presence in creative Canadian music, pairing deftly penned songs with spectacular sonic landscapes. 2022 sees this visionary songcrafter adorning her armour, grabbing her sword, and beginning a quest towards the divine.
Her new song, “Birthday,” is about her friendship with her best friend. It’s a story about their childhood, growing up in Kitchener-Waterloo and how all of their experiences lead to their spiritual journey together. There were countless times where they would sit in the car and talk for hours, trying to navigate high school life, trying to understand what the “truths” were. One night, after talking on the phone with her, JoJo had a moment of realization and awe of how much her best friend had grown as a person – before she knew it, she was writing a song about them.
This song means a lot to JoJo not only because it’s about her best friend, but also about their hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo. It was a great place to learn how to play music and start out in the scene. She had a hard time moving from KW to Montreal just because the community was so important to her. It still is and always will be. The song comes from her forthcoming album BAPTIZED I, which is set to be released on July 7th.