May 1, 2014


Jennifer Lopez Gets Emotionally Deep on New Single "First Love"

The excitement for Jennifer Lopez's new album kicks into overdrive with the official release of new single "First Love," showcasing a different side than we're used to seeing from the Latina diva.

Hitmaker extraordinaire Max Martin (Katy Perry's "Part of Me," Usher's "DJ Got Us Falling in Love," Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me") mixes an electro-pop beat with hard-hitting percussion, as Jenny sings, "And I wasn't looking for someone new / Til you came down / Giving me the best the time I've had." 

But the chorus is most striking as J.Lo belts, "I wish you were my first love / 'Cause if you were first, baby / There wouldn't have been no second, third or fourth love." And anyone who knows the megastar's love life know how true these lyrics ring. It reminds us a bit of "(What Is) Love?" from the diva's 2011 album Love? which boasted poignant lines like, "What if I never find and I'm left behind / Should I keep hoping for love?"

J.Lo successfully straddles the line between pop and hip-hop on this song, as she always does. But this time, the subject matter has switched from the clubs ("On the Floor," "Dance Again," "Live It Up") and her roots ("Jenny From the Block," "Same Girl," "I'm Real") to the public finally getting a little insight about her romantic past. And we're happy to hear there's a happy ending.

"First Love" is the latest offering from the diva's new album. Find out everything we know about the new LP and hear more music here.