Dance Moms star Jojo Siwa is ready to release her second single Boomerang.
According to Billboard, the 12-year-old’s new song will be released Friday, May 6. Siwa told Billboard that Boomerang is about her negative experiences with social media. She said, “‘Boomerang’ is all about coming back from the hate and not listening to the hate. It really tells a message.”
She gained attention three years ago when she competed on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. After the show, she joined the cast of Dance Moms in the fifth season. Since then, she has received hate from online bullies. With Boomerang, she hopes to send the message that her haters can’t affect her life anymore.
Siwa told Billboard, “I never really had experienced hate in school with girls and boys. What I do experience is social media and so every day people comment, ‘You’re fat, you’re ugly, you’re rude, you’re all this stuff, and I just don’t like it at all. I don’t want anyone to have to go through that.”
Jordan Richman, who worked with Siwa on the song, praised the young dancer for her work ethic. The songwriter and producer said, “She was right there along with us absolutely keeping up. She really knew everything she wanted to say and how she wanted to say it in a way that would connect to her audience. It was really a fantastic show of someone who has a strong foothold in what they want to say. And JoJo isn’t a normal 12-year-old when it comes down to it. She’s right there with you every moment and almost has a better handle than most co-writers that we write with who are our age. She’s pretty much 12-going-on-30.”
Richman also applauded Siwa’s maturity and called her insightful. He said, “We were all so impressed with her maturity and attitude and how much she brought to the table when we were creating the song with her.”
Siwa showed everyone just how mature and insightful she was at a TEDx event earlier this year. At the event Siwa talked about how she faced bullying head on and started her anti-bullying campaign and movement at a very young age.
Boomerang has its radio premiere Monday, May 9 on Radio Disney. The music video, which features her Dance Moms castmate Kendall Vertes, will premiere during a special Dance Moms episode on Tuesday, May 17.
To get an exclusive first listen to Jojo Siwa’s song Boomerang go to Billboard.com.
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