Jennifer Lopez is back with her eighth studio album titled ‘A.K.A.’, her first since 2011’s ‘Love?’.
The album kicks off with the title track ‘A.K.A.’ featuring T.I., which has a mix of pop and hip hop, seeing JLo brings back her urban attitude to the song. This is then followed by the single ‘First Love‘, which is definitely a summer anthem for all the lovers. This pop/r&b song has such a positive vibe to it, proving to be perfect as a single choice, as it showcases new and old Jennifer musically.
The pace then changes with the ballad ‘Never Satisfied‘, which is a really personal song, opening up about a relationship. The album so far seems to have a theme about love or men, which continues with ‘I Luh Ya Papi‘. It features rapper French Montana and is a carefree song, giving fans that ‘Jenny From The Block‘ JLo persona.
A couple songs later comes the heartfelt ballad titled ‘Emotions‘, which sounds like it could have been an outtake from the ‘This Is Me… Then’ album. ‘Let It Be Me‘ is another slow paced beautiful track, that takes Jennifer back to her Latin roots while showcasing her vocals. The album then ends with ‘Booty’ featuring her good friend Pitbull. The song sounds like an leftover from her previous album ‘Love?’ and we have to admit it doesn’t do much for the record, seeming a little out of place.
If you have followed Jennifer Lopez’s career from the beginning and still remain a big fan then this album is perfect for you. She mixes the genres perfectly, displaying her older Latin sound with her more current pop and dance. When talking about recording ‘A.K.A.‘, JLO said “I really love the process of making an album, this one in particular because it took me so long”, and we have to say, it was definitely well worth the wait!