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Video: I Belong To Me #TBT
Posted by Gabriuska on October 24, 2013 with No Comments
VIDEO: Angel #TBT
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Jessica Simpson Needs To Make Music
Posted by Gabriuska on September 26, 2013 with No Comments
Jessica Simpson tweeted something rather unexpected this evening.
Yes, you read that correctly: “I need to make music.”
Jessica Simpson doesn’t simply want to make new music. She needs to. She yearns for melodies. She craves beats. She thirsts for the familiar feel of a giant pair of headphones slipping onto her head as she croons sweet, sweet tunes into a microphone.
Not since 2010 Happy Christmas, which included the Tricky Stewart & The-Dream-produced “Kiss Me Before Christmas,” has Jessica Simpson made any moves in the music industry.
But what does all this even mean? Did Ashlee accidentally log into her sister’s Twitter account? Did Jessica send out a delirious sleep-tweet after dealing with her brand new baby boy Ace all day? Is wishing for more J. Simpson music the sweetest sin — or is it simply irresistible?
Yes, the shoe line is madly successful, as are the perfumes (I myself swear by Fancy by Jessica Simpson) and the weight-loss endorsement deals — but now it’s time to get back in there and give us a follow-up to “With You.” Or “Push Your Tush.”
An eager world awaits.
Jessica’s Twitter: New Music!!
Posted by Gabriuska on September 25, 2013 with No Comments
Jessica Simpson – I Wanna Love You Forever (LIVE) #TBT
Posted by Gabriuska on September 12, 2013 with No Comments
Is Jessica Simpson Returning To Her Musical Roots?
Posted by Gabriuska on September 4, 2013 with 2 Comments
Jessica Simpson is returning to her roots and heading back into the record studio to start work on a new CD.
“Jessica loves to sing,” a friend tells NBN. “Singing is why she got into the entertainment business and something she will never stop doing. She is excited to start recording songs that she wants to record. At this point in her career, she no longer has to worry about singing songs a record label or dad tells her to record. She can sing whatever makes her happy, and that is exactly what she intends to do.”
We can’t wait for her new music!!!
In her interview in the current HELLO UK magazine, Jessica hints of possible new music in the work.
Click on the pictures to read her entire interview
‘In This Skin’: Jessica Simpson’s most personal album turns 10-years-old (Video)
Posted by Gabriuska on August 19, 2013 with No Comments
Pop singer Jessica Simpson released her album “In This Skin” 10 years ago today. The record signaled a shift away from the bubblegum and dance-pop sound behind her first two albums. She really dug deep on “Skin” with its more organic production and personal tone. On the verge of launching MTV’s “Newlyweds” show, the album was a memoir of her hopes, fears and dreams for her marriage. Despite whatever would happen years later, the album still stands as a very sincere and loving record in Simpson’s catalog.
The production on “In This Skin” was done with more real instruments than her previous releases. It complimented how personal Simpson got this time with her nine co-writes on the 11-track record. Instead of big beats, campfire-like guitars and strings now blanketed her pop sound. That warmth of it all is most felt on the title track, in which Simpson sings about loving yourself. She probably knew that you can’t love someone until you love yourself (sorry about it, Ne-Yo). Simpson also fired back against her naysayers when she sings, “Don’t tell me I have to be 102 / I don’t have nothing to prove,” over a brief and dark rock sound. The song was beautifully empowering in all the right ways.
More of that breezy acoustic guitar accompanied Jessica on “With You,” the album’s biggest hit. The sweet little love song summed up her 1st marriage with honest lyrics like: “With you, I can let my hair down / I can say anything crazy.”.
Love, of course, brings about ballads, which also filled the “In This Skin” record. Pop songwriter Diane Warren got naughty with “Sweetest Sin,”.“You don’t know how bad I want that,” Simpson proclaims with utmost feeling. On “Underneath,” the album’s best ballad, she ponders the thought of sadly losing her loved one. “You’re everything I know so how could I let you go,” Jessica delivers in an emotional performance. She also lets her dad know that he hasn’t lost his little girl to marriage on “You Don’t Have to Let Go,” another soaring number. Simpson started out as a balladeer with “I Wanna Love You Forever” so she was in her element on these songs.
“In This Skin” didn’t completely shake off her dance-pop past as evidenced by the Spanish-influenced sound of “My Way Home” or the electronic-tinged “Forbidden Fruit.” She cuts loose on both tracks, playing up the temptress role from her “Irresistible” album. The songs were still a celebration of love, but their upbeat nature also livened up the record a bit.
Initially, “In This Skin” was not a commercial success when first released. The American public would fall in love with Jessica, though, as “Newlyweds” went on so Simpson’s label re-released the album nine months later with two new ballads, covers of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Robbie Williams’ “Angels”. The album got that much more personal with two oldies that she revitalized with her big voice.
As of late, Simpson has been quiet on the music front and more focused on her entrepreneurial efforts and motherhood with fiance Eric Johnson . The albums released after “In This Skin” were enjoyable but they weren’t as personal or cohesive. It would be exciting to see Simpson return to music again, but until then, “In This Skin” will certainly be her finest moment.
Chart Flashback #tbt
Posted by Gabriuska on August 8, 2013 with No Comments
How do twelve-year-old hits by Jessica Simpson, J. Lo, and Santana hold up today? Whitney Pastorek gives ‘em another listen.
Listen to her ’99 top 10 record, and you discover that before she was a Newlywed, our Jessica could actually sing!
Billboard’s Top 10 for the week ending Dec. 4, 1999:
10. ”Unpretty,” TLC – B
9. ”U Know What’s Up,” Donell Jones- C+
8. ”Waiting for Tonight,” Jennifer Lopez-B+
7. ”I Knew I Loved You,” Savage Garden: B-
6. ”My Love Is Your Love,” Whitney Houston.- B
5. ”I Wanna Love You Forever,” Jessica Simpson
Attend the tale of Blondy Blond, for she is here to get in on the predictably worded love song parade! But hello, what’s this? Going back and listening to Simpson’s debut single today what strikes me is the fact that, holy tuna, this chick could actually sing! I’ve always been distracted by that weird thing she does with her jaw , but with the exception of a little screeching in the bridge, this is a really well-sung track; in fact, I would like her nice pack of background-singing boys to chill out a little and let more of her pipes shine through. B+
4. ”Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…),” Lou Bega- D
3. ”I Need to Know,” Marc Anthony-B
2. ”Back at One,” Brian McKnight- A-
1. ”Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas-A