Jessie J Is Threatening To Release A New Album
Jessie J is chipping away at her fourth album. The UK diva opened up about the project, which she describes as a return to 2011’s Who You Are, in a new interview with Billboard. “With this next lot of music, I’m very much going back to my roots like on my first album, which was very honest,” the “Bang Bang” hitmaker reveals. “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,” the pop star continues. “I’m really proud of it.” What else can we expect from the opus? “Everyone who’s heard the album so far says it’s very honest and very grown,” Jessie says. “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, on this cohesive piece of work. It’s a piece of music as opposed to singles and album fillers.”
I don’t know how I feel about a Jessie J reboot. When the Brit gets it right (“Do It Like A Dude,” “Domino,” “Wild,” “Repeat” and “Masterpiece,” for example), she’s impressive. However, the “Flashlight” balladeer has a tendency to veer into preachy, self-righteous mode or simply jump on the latest trend. It’s frustrating because she has one of the best voices in popular music. Hopefully, she figures out what to do with it on album four.