When will Jennifer Lopez release a new album?
The artist teased that a new album will arrive in 2023.
Jennifer Lopez fans will be excited to learn that the 53-year-old ‘Let’s Get Loud’ singer will be releasing a new album called ‘This Is Me…Now’ sometime in the summer. She revealed the news during Spotify’s Stream On event on Wednesday.
The upcoming album will be the singer’s ninth album, and her first in nine years after her last album, ‘A.K.A.’, was released in 2014. The new album will be a follow-up to her 2002 album titled ‘This Is Me…Then’.
A confirmed summer release
The singer was excited to reveal the news while discussing Spotify’s new Countdown Pages at the Stream On event. The Countdown Pages will help artists promote new music and merchandise directly on Spotify.
“My upcoming album ‘This Is Me … Now’ is coming out this summer. Yes, you heard it here first. I’m super excited,” Lopez revealed.
“Spotify is beginning to roll these pages out to more artists around the world, letting them bring their own personalized strategy to each and every album,” She added.
Lopez originally announced that she had a new album in the works back in November when she was celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘This Is Me…Then’. In an interview with Vogue, Lopez called the 2002 album a “culmination of who I am as a person and an artist.”
“People think they know things about what happened to me along the way, the men I was with—but they really have no idea, and a lot of times they get it so wrong. There’s a part of me that was hiding a side of myself from everyone. And I feel like I’m at a place in my life, finally, where I have something to say about it,” she explained.
The new album references husband Ben Affleck
The track list for the new album also includes a follow-up song to the 2002 song ‘Dear Ben’, with a new song called ‘Dear Ben Pt. II’. There is also a song called ‘Hummingbird’, and in a December newsletter sent out from her On the JLo official newsletter, she shared the meaning of the bird to her followers.
“To me, hummingbirds are messengers of love,” she explained in the newsletter. “I identify with them, but more than anything, whenever I see one, I feel like it’s a sign from God that everything is going to be OK.”
Lopez wrote the album while she rekindled her romance with now-husband Ben Affleck, from May to August 2022. She said in an Apple Music interview that their reunion inspired her to make music again. Affleck also played a heavy supportive role when she recorded ‘This Is Me…Then’ in 2002.
“I felt so inspired, and so overtaken with emotion that it is just pouring out of me,” she said of the recording process.