Jessica Simpson is still working as a musician! The 41-year-old singer astonished fans on Thursday by performing a version of Nothing But Thieves. “Particles” and releasing a music video for the song.
In the video shot by Justin Coloma, Simpson is shown wearing a black dress and sitting in a chair. Shouting the melancholy ballad into a microphone.
The stripped-down version of the song, which includes piano and is more of a ballad than the original, is more of a ballad.
Simpson sings about addiction, driving someone she loves away, and wanting to be better for that person in front of stained glass and candlelight. After four years of recovery, the mother of three is featured on the cover.
What Is This Song About?
“Particles” is a song about overcoming the addiction but still being willing to change for the sake of a loved one.
Jessica Simpson sings, “Baby, tell me if I’m acting funny / And if I need to rearrange / My particles / I’ll for you / My particles / I’ll for you.”
On Instagram, Simpson discussed her cover song and music video. Uploading a still from the video and commenting, “To me, the entire concept of music healing is honest reality. This music resurrected a shattered part of me.”
Simpson previewed potential new music on Instagram two days before the single and music video was released. The artist captioned a shot from her “Particles” music video with the date “11.11,” which corresponds to Thursday.
Simpsons Earlier Songs
Simpson’s most recent music was recorded in February 2020 for the audiobook version of her memoir, Open Book, for which she recorded six songs. With the exception of Happy Christmas, which she released in 2010, Simpson hadn’t released new music in nearly a decade.
In an interview with ET ahead of the release of her memoir, Jessica Simpson said that writing those six songs was cathartic for her as she battled alcoholism.
“It was the music that inspired me to get clean and write the book,” she continued. “Even though I was comfortable in my own home, I knew I needed to drink to numb the agony. I was about to experience in order to write.”