Monday 19 November 2018
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
The R.O.S.E Tour.
Six years after dropping her platinum-selling debut Who You Are—and winning the prestigious Critics’ Choice prize at the BRIT Awards —London-born Jessie J is readying her confessional new album R.O.S.E, to be released in early 2018. The title is an acronym for realizations, obsessions, sex and empowerment—all topics that will be explored in song. But the meaning behind that title goes even deeper.
“It didn’t come to me straight away. The more I started writing, the more I kept repeating the words, and then one day I realized those words spelt rose. My mum’s name is Rose. They have always been my favorite flower, so beautiful but when handled badly can fall apart, so delicate but so very strong. I just started seeing roses everywhere, it was so weird but I knew it was for a reason, I was definitely paying attention to a deeper and higher energy.”
With DJ Camper (Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey) producing, Jessie J wrote the entire album herself, making this her most personal statement ever. Other standouts include Not My Ex—whose stripped-down soul puts Jessie’s dynamic voice right up front—and the empowering anthem Queen, which kicks some positivity on loving the body and skin you’re in.