I know I already wrote about this song, but I noticed a tiny element in “Too Little Too Late” by JoJo that kind of made me like the song even more.
First, the main reason I like this song is that I think it has a really catchy chorus; a real ear worm. So, if you listen to the first two choruses (starting at 0:46 and 1:44 (they’re the same, so you can just listen to one)), they’re pretty solid. Then listen to the last chorus (2:43). It’s almost identical as the first two, except at 2:50 she does this “WOOP” sound that echoes in the background for like two seconds…it almost sounds like a dog barking.
At first, I thought it was odd that they would add that tiny vocalization. But then I thought it was almost like a cheer of triumph. Like, she reached the realization that she was over this person, it was too late for them to come back to her and she was cheering herself for becoming stronger. There was this sense of freedom in that tiny element. Which just shows, no matter how minor a detail can be, it can still have an impact on a song.