Jennifer Lopez is back on familiar ground in the video for "Same Girl," released online this week. The New York City shoot went down in the Bronx-born superstar's childhood neighborhood, reacquainting us with the same "Jenny from the block" she introduced us to over a decade ago.
"Same Girl" was co-written by Chris Brown and will appear on Lopez's forthcoming eighth studio album. The visual shows how the 44-year-old mother to twins remains rooted in her New York City upbringing, despite transforming into an even bigger music, movie and all-around entertainment giant over the years.
"This was probably the craziest thing I've done in my career of music and movies," she says of the shoot. “I called my girlfriends and some photographer friends. We just grabbed a camera, jumped on the train, left the city, and ran around the Bronx. We found some interesting places that captured the essence of what it was like to live there and made me remember the simplicity of life I used to have there. The rest was real life."
The video opens with J.Lo atop a building flanked by a student orchestra, leading into other scenes that show her walking through mobs of people, and gallivanting through the Bronx with girlfriends. "I like just being able to do things spontaneously, and not have everything so planned out," she explains. "I understand why people like doing it. Because it's fun and it's creative and it's spontaneous, which is what art should be.
"It’s important to know where you’re from so you can see where you are going," Lopez adds. "Your feet always have to be firmly planted on the ground before you can fly."
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