Despite a road bump, Jessie J is still on track to release new music. Last week, the pop star posted a video of her singing along to Lauryn Hill’s “Ex Factor” and captioned it: "Me singing to the business side of the industry." It appears the record execs she had a disagreement with acknowledged her plea, because a week later Jessie shared a snap from what looks like a new music video shoot.
The singer has been teasing a comeback since the spring. In an interview with Billboard, the “Bang Bang” singer opened up about her new music.
“I’ve recently let my friends know that I’m working on new music,” she said. “It’s been a very incredible process for me in the last two years. With this next lot of music, I’m very much going back to my roots like on my first album [2011’s Who You Are], which was very honest. I needed to go back to where it all began; to take a break in a good, positive way. From the ages 25-30, you learn so much and grow as a person. You become who you’re going to be for a long time. I’ve also enjoyed the process of just getting back to songwriting on my own. Where I’m at with the new music, everything written thus far I’ve written by myself. I’m really proud of it. It doesn’t reflect anything I’ve ever done before, which is exciting.”
She added: “It’s an album musically that I’ve wanted to make for a long time and had to find the right time. Everyone who’s heard the album so far says it’s very honest and very grown. I’m speaking on issues that a 29-year-old goes through which is different from what I’ve sung about in the past. But I have to be true to what’s in my mind and heart. I’m working with one producer, DJ Camper [Mary J. Blige, John Legend], on this cohesive piece of work. It’s a piece of music as opposed to singles and album fillers. I feel like I’m making music. I don’t know when it will be out. I’m just enjoying the process that everything happens for a reason, trusting in time and feelings.”
See the new photo below: