- 29 Nov 18
Taking her R.O.S.E tour to the Emerald Isle, Jessie J will play Dublin's iconic National Stadium this Saturday December 1st. To celebrate the 'Price Tag' singers' return to the capital, we're giving you and a friend the chance to be there on the night.
The title of her latest album R.O.S.E is an acronym for realisations, obsessions, sex and empowerment, themes of which are explored throughout the album. Stepping away from her signature head bopping pop, the album is a more stripped-back and soulful affair.
On the new album, the 'Queen' singer said:
"I really didn't want to work on new music. I remember saying it out loud, 'I'm done. I'm nearly 30, I'm not happy, I don't enjoy this anymore.' it was like the emotion was caught in my throat. I just want to keep it suffocated, I didn't want to let it out. I couldn't differentiate between the business and the art."
Then a producer named DJ Camper played her the beat for what would become "Think About That," a moody, meditation-type groove and a clear departure from her last two albums.
"He played me the beat on a loop and 20 minutes later I'd written the whole song. In that moment, something happened. Camper was like, 'Yo, if you give up music, I don't know if I could accept that. You need to write."
Now managed by Joel and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and their company MDDN, Jessie J is back and stronger than ever.
"Benj and Joel are my brothers. They nurtured Jessica before Jessie J could even be in existence again. You have to find people that go forth in life pursuing what you feel is important. I never had that with the people I worked with in the past. It was always about business. I gave someone my magic and they didn't look after it, but I got it back."