Jennifer Lopez has used the 20th anniversary of the release of her “This Is Me…Then” to announce an update.
This Is Me…Now will be her next project and will reportedly “chart the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey she has taken over the past two decades”.
Lopez’s social media had gone dark for the past few days, with much speculation that a big announcement was in the works.
“With songs of confession, reflections on the trials of her past, upbeat love celebrations with her signature powerhouse vocals, This Is Me…Now shines a spotlight on her tough childhood, her failed relationships and the incredible emotional journey she took. ‘” Rolling Stone said in a press release.
The original album This Is Me…Then was released on November 25, 2002.
In a video posted to her verified social media, Lopez is shown transforming herself from the artist she was then to who she is today.
This Was Me…Then was dedicated to her then-fiancé, Ben Affleck. It included her hit single “Jenny From the Block” as well as a special song about Affleck, “Dear Ben”.
“This Is Me…Now” includes a track titled “Dear Ben pt. ll.”
The new album was teased in Lopez’s recent Vogue interview, which called the collection of songs “a bookend of sorts for This Is Me… Then, the album she released 20 years ago in the heady early days of their relationship.” Affleck.”
“I’m not one of those tortured artists,” Lopez told Vogue. “Yes, like everyone else, I have lived with tremendous sadness and pain many, many times in my life. But when I’m making my best music or my best art, I’m happy and fulfilled and I feel a lot of love.”
Lopez and Affleck are now married, almost 20 years after their first split as a couple.
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