Jojo reworks ‘Leave’ into social distancing anthem

‘Chill (Stay In)’ is the Leave ‘(Get Out)’ of 2020.
March 20, 2020 12:10 p.m. EST
March 23, 2020 1:02 p.m. EST
One of the unexpected results of the COVID-19 pandemic is that entertainers who are now forced to stay home have had ample time to give impromptu performances and have been releasing them online at lightning fast rates. While most of these performances have included renditions of previously released music, some artists are taking inspiration from the pandemic. The latest musician to give fans a bop that doubles as a reminder to social distance is Jojo, who reworked her 2004 single “Leave (Get Out).”The R&B singer remixed her massive debut single into the Coronavirus-friendly “(Chill) Stay In.” Writing and recording the song at home, because of course, Jojo performed the catchy new version in her living room, receiving vocal accompaniment with the trademark “Yeahs” and “Whys” from a friend who also worked as the videographer.Providing the beat with a little help from her dining room table, Jojo sings  “I wanted you right here with me / But it’s a f**king quarantine / And you know I’m horny / But let’s heed the warnings!” The content is a bit different from the song Jojo released when she was 13 in a few ways.
Admitting she wants a quarantine bae but doesn’t want hookups during the pandemic, Jojo continues, singing “I know you’re bored and want to f**k around, but not on me.”Bringing the focus back to recommendations made by the CDC and World Health Organization, Jojo adds "Tell me why you're acting so confused when the CDC laid it out for you / Come on, I know you're not dumb to go behind my back and hit the bar / Shows how immature you really are / Keep exposure to a minimum." If you’re looking for a new song to sing while washing your hands for 20 seconds, “Stay in / Right now / Do it for humanity” is a great chorus to add to the rotation.[video_embed id='1925884']RELATED: Stuck at home with kids? Here are some ways to keep them busy[/video_embed]Jojo has been encouraging her fans to stay inside for the past week. The Boston native even posted a recipe outlining the steps to make her Quarantini in honour of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, reminding her followers that you don’t need to party at a bar with friends to have a good time. Make a drink at home for a quarter of the price, FaceTime your crew and then wake up with fewer regrets.Bono has also found inspiration from the Coronavirus pandemic, more specifically, the videos of Italians trapped in their homes and taking to their balconies to sing together. The U2 frontman wrote a song dedicated to the ‘doctors, nurses and carers on the front line,’ performing the beautiful ballad on Instagram live. Encouraging people to self isolate in an effort to flatten the curve, Bono sings “You live so very far away / Just across the square / You can’t touch, but you can sing across rooftops / Sing on the phone, sing and promise me you won’t stop / Sing your love be known.”
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