Body, skin, goddess… QUEEN!
Jessie J has been slowly revealing the contents of R.O.S.E, her upcoming studio album — an acronym for “Realizations, Obsessions, Sex, and Empowerment” — with a series of promotional tracks, from buzz cut “Real Deal,” to the deeply personal “Think About That” to last month’s emotional “Not My Ex.”
This week, the vocal powerhouse has formally revealed the LP’s official lead single “Queen,” an powerful affirmation of one’s self worth, strength, beauty, and regality penned by Jessie herself alongside DJ Camper.
“I love my body, I love my skin/ I am a goddess, I am a queen/ I love my body, I love my skin/ I am a goddess, I am a queen,” Jessie repeats throughout the bass-heavy, R&B-leaning production. Each time she hits that chorus the song swells with a little more of her signature belting, but she does a good job of keeping it pretty restrained throughout (which isn’t always the case). “Body, skin, goddess, queen/ Body, skin, goddess, queen…“
It’s meaningful, simple, and without a doubt appealing – primarily by way of its resonating lyrics. “This is more than another song for me, it’s bigger than me. It’s a feeling, a movement and a mantra,” Jessie said in a statement about the song. “Words I want EVERY woman to sing and FEEL. We are ALL QUEENS!”