Nothing about American Idol season 14 alum Jax's 2016 was funny. Shortly after releasing the reality show bashing single "La La Land," the East Brunswick, N.J., singer was poised to take her career to the next level, but was dealt a crushing blow when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and thyroid cancer, taking her life in an alternate direction as she underwent treatments to fight the disease.
Fast forward to 2017, and the pop singer is surging forward with the release of her new six-song EP, ironically titled Funny. The title track, she says, is "sarcastic in its own weird way."
"It's not that funny, trust me," Jax tells Billboard of her journey.