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Jessie J announces new album

By | Published on Thursday 14 September 2017

Jessie J

Jessie J is back, and she’s bringing with her a new album called ‘ROSE’. That stands for ‘Realisations, Obsessions, Sex and Empowerment’, if you were wondering. It’s also named after her mother. And roses.

In a video on Instagram announcing the new release, she said: “My mother is called Rose, she gave me the gift of life. A rose is at its most beautiful when budding. I rose above the pain. We give roses or a single rose as a gift with so many different feelings. This is my gift to you. For each letter there is a word and for each word there’s a song I will share with you”.

As for why she’s been gone for so long since her last record, she explained: “I didn’t want to make music anymore. Then I tried to stop and I didn’t know how to because it’s impossible to walk away from true love. Art, emotion, lyrics, music is what I need to survive. I don’t do this because I want to do it, I do it because I have to. I feel everything so deeply. It’s a blessing and a curse and I lost my passion to create. To draw a line between business and art. I’d fallen into darkness and allowed myself to be led by fear. The fear was keeping other people happy who didn’t ever care”.

The album will be released in 2018, with new single, ‘Think About That’, out on Friday. Ahead of that, here’s another new single, ‘Real Deal’, which was released last month: