JoJo Tua Reveals the True Meaning Behind His Autobiographical Track, 'Sleep Paralysis'

Actor and singer JoJo Tua has a pretty bright musical career in from of him, as evidenced by his hot new single, "Sleep Paralysis."

The stylish and autobiographical new track was released at the end of last month, and we haven't been able to stop listening to it ever since. Curious about how it came to be? We got the chance to ask JoJo all about "Sleep Paralysis" and its origins, and you can listen to the track HERE on Spotify and keep reading to find out everything he revealed to us.

Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Sleep Paralysis"?

JoJo Tua: My songwriting process is always very freestyle and in the moment.


SH: Was the song inspired by your real experiences? Do you often deal with things like insomnia, paranoia and sleep paralysis?

JT: Yes, the song was inspired by my real-life experiences! I do deal with insomnia and sleep paralysis, but not paranoia. I definitely deal with anxiety as most performers do, but taking inspiration from my real-life experiences is therapeutic and I use my music as a diary.

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SH: Do you have any tips for facing your demons and making it through?

JT: I try to just face things as soon as I can. I try not to avoid things and just face it head-on and get the anxiety out of the way.


SH: How is "Sleep Paralysis" different from the music you've released in the past?

JT: It's definitely more of a story than a song and I have had a lot of control over this one and I'm proud of it.

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SH: What's your favorite lyric from the song?

JT: My favorite lyric is "Saw you and it was so unusual for me to wake up and see your face." This was written about an ex as I kept waking up and seeing her face.


SH: Is there anything you'd like to add?

JT: Yes—I have some of the best music I have ever written coming out this year and I can't wait to share it with all of you.

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