Jennifer Lopez has unveiled additional insights into her highly anticipated new album and its accompanying cinematic counterpart, ‘This Is Me…Now’. The songstress initially disclosed details about her first album in nearly a decade—a spiritual successor to her third studio opus, ‘This Is Me…Then’—in November 2022, commemorating the 20th anniversary of its release.
Set to hit the shelves on February 16, the album will be accompanied by the simultaneous release of the film ‘This Is Me…Now’ on Prime Video. The cinematic endeavor is poised to delve into uncharted territory, showcasing an evolution in Lopez’s artistic expression and a narrative that transcends the conventional boundaries of self-reflection.
Notably, the album will include a track presumed to be a sequel to her 2002 hit ‘Dear Ben,’ a poignant ode to her then-partner Ben Affleck. The couple, who were engaged in 2002, encountered a publicized split in 2004, only to reignite their romance and tie the knot in 2022.
In a teaser trailer for the upcoming film, Lopez reflects on her childhood aspirations, stating, “When I was a little girl, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, my answer was always ‘in love’.”
Described as an unprecedented venture for Lopez, the film is projected to be an intimate, fantastical, and narrative-driven portrayal of her personal odyssey towards self-healing and self-love. The accompanying description for the video teaser promises an immersive experience where music and visuals intertwine to reveal the challenges faced and triumphs achieved. Audiences are invited to witness the transformation and vulnerability captured in every frame.
‘This Is Me…Now’ is heralded as the defining era of Jennifer Lopez’s illustrious career. Embracing an unprecedented rawness and vulnerability, Lopez has crafted a poignant and heartfelt homage to the profound beauty of true love and the indomitable strength of the human spirit.
The description goes on to emphasize that the project originated as a return to the recording studio after nearly a decade-long hiatus, inspired by love. It evolved into a visionary endeavor to weave her songs into an abstract biography, reverse-engineered from the powerful music she had written, recorded, and produced. The film is positioned as a reflection of Lopez’s unwavering dedication, hard work, unyielding faith, and a celebration of her commitment to doing what is right—the authentic story of the pop star as told through her own lens.