Written by Rahoul Naik
Jessie J has announced a new four-track EP called R.O.S.E – the follow-up to 2014’s Sweet Talker.
The celebrated UK singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Tuesday night to unveil the mini-album, which is named after her mother, as well as being an acronym for Realisations, Obsessions, Sex and Empowerment.
In the videos uploaded onto Instagram, Jessie J says: “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.”
The songstress also bares her soul in the videos about her struggles within the music industry whilst walking through a meadow and says:
“I didn’t want to make music anymore. I said that out loud. Wow. 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.”
She continued saying that “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.”
On her upcoming record, the Bang Bang hitmaker has teamed up with the producer DJ Camper – who has also worked with the likes of John Legend and Tamara Braxton.
The announcement of R.O.S.E follows Jessie’s last single, Real Deal which really announced her return to the music industry following a short hiatus.
The lead single, Think About That, from her upcoming EP, is set to drop this Friday; so keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime, listen to Real Deal below: