Jennifer Lopez has taken 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 “describe the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey she has been on over the past two decades.”
Lopez’s social media was down the past few days with a lot of speculation that a big announcement was in the works.
“Featuring confessional songs, reflections on the trials of her past, joyful celebrations of love with her signature powerful vocals, This Is Me…Now shines the spotlight on her troubled childhood, failed relationships and the incredible emotional journey she’s been on.” thus until Rolling stonereferring to 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 morphing from the artist she was then to who she is now.
“This Was Me…Then” was dedicated to her then-fiance Ben Affleck. It featured her hit single “Jenny From the Block” and a special song about Affleck, “Dear Ben.”
“This Is Me…Now” contains a song titled “Dear Ben pt. me.”
The new album was teased Lopez’s recent Vogue interview referring to the collection of songs “like a bookend of sorts for This Is Me…Then, the album she released 20 years ago in the heady early days of her relationship with Affleck.”
“I’m not one of these tortured artists,” Lopez told Vogue. “Yes, I have lived with tremendous sadness, like everyone else, many, many times in my life, and pain. But when I make my best music or my best art, I’m happy and full and I feel a lot of love.
Lopez and Affleck are now married, almost 20 years after they first split as a couple.