Jennifer Lopez Says Her New Album Is About Reuniting With Ben Affleck – Rolling Stone

Jennifer Lopez Says Her New Album Is About Reuniting With Ben Affleck – Rolling Stone

J.Lo’s in love — and he or she’s not gonna conceal it! After asserting her upcoming album This Is Me… Now, Jennifer Lopez spoke to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 in regards to the file, revealing that the LP was impressed by her rekindling with the “love of my life,” Ben Affleck.

“We captured me at this second in time once I was reunited with the love of my life and we determined we have been going to be collectively without end. The entire message of the album then is that this love exists,” she advised Lowe. “This can be a actual love. Now I feel what the message of the album could be very a lot for those who have been questioning when you’ve got, like me at occasions, misplaced hope, virtually given up, don’t. As a result of real love does exist and a few issues do final without end and that’s actual.”

“I wish to put that message out into the world and that does take a number of vulnerability. However I couldn’t cease myself and a few elements of it scare me,” she added. “And I feel elements of it scare Ben, too. He’s like, ‘Oh, do you actually wish to say all these items?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know the way else to do it, child.’”

The brand new LP is a bookend to her 2002 album This Is Me… Then, which featured a number of songs impressed by her relationship with Affleck on the time. (There’s even the track “Pricey Ben,” which can now have a sequel on the brand new album. “It’s all proper there on the file,” she mentioned.)

Through the Apple Music interview, Lopez admitted how a lot their break up 20 years in the past actually affected her — and why she refused to carry out the songs that have been immediately in regards to the actor.

“I wouldn’t even carry out these data. It was so painful after we broke up,” she mentioned. “As soon as we known as off that wedding ceremony 20 years in the past, it was the most important heartbreak of my life, and I actually felt like I used to be going to die.” 

“It despatched me on a spiral for the subsequent 18 years the place I simply couldn’t get it proper. Couldn’t get it proper. However now, 20 years later, it does have a contented ending,” she added. “It has essentially the most would-never-happen-in-Hollywood ending. ‘That will by no means occur. We’re not going to put in writing that as a result of no one would imagine it’ ending.”

Now, she and Affleck are capable of replicate on the start of their love story with the file. About This Is Me… Then, Lopez says Affleck “loves that album. He loves that music. He is aware of all the phrases,” she mentioned. “He additionally was with me whereas I used to be creating it… He’s my greatest fan, which is superior.”

On Black Friday, J.Lo introduced the file on the anniversary of her 2002 album This Is Me… Then, recreating its cowl and displaying the artwork for her new file.


In keeping with a press launch, the challenge is ready to function new music from Lopez that “chronicles the emotional, non secular and psychological journey that she has taken over the previous 20 years.”

Whereas a launch date has not been confirmed, That is Me… Now is anticipated to reach subsequent yr.


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