Jennifer Lopez lives her best life with “Cambia El Paso”


Finding herself at another crossroads in life, Jennifer Lopez had a sort of epiphany while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic.

“I had come to a point in my life where I felt really good on my own,” Jennifer Lopez said, in a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “I love my life right now. I love what I do. I love where I am. I love the person that I am evolving and becoming and that kind of joy, that kind of happiness, that kind of love inspires me always.

Reflecting on her recent breakup with her fiancé Alex Rodriquez after a four-year relationship, the need for change and dance is what drives “Cambia El Paso” (translated as “changing the pace” in English), featuring the Puerto Rican rapper and songwriter Rauw Alejandro.

“It’s about change and taking a step,” Lopez said of the song, which she sings in Spanish and English. “Suddenly, I’m just moving forward, I’m just taking a step. It doesn’t matter, to the right, to the left, whatever. Take a step when things aren’t going well. When you need a change, ‘Cambia El Paso.’ That’s it. That’s all you have to do, and to me it resonated right now.

Singing What you wanna do is just dance, dance, dance, dance also resonated with Lopez, who started out as a dancer. For Lopez, dance is life. Dancing is recovery and makes everything better. After his divorce from Marc Anthony in 2012, Lopez said his single “Dance Again”, co-written by Enrique Iglesias, gave him the same sense of power.

Jennifer Lopez (Photo: Ethan Miller)

“This song is similar in that sense, where it says all she wants to do is just dance, dance, dance, dance,” Lopez said. “All she wants is to be happy. All she wants is to live… It’s a record about making a difference. It’s the change of season. The world is changing right now. It seemed fair to me.

Finding this new center in itself also inspired Lopez to return to the studio to make music again.

“I think some people are really inspired when their heart is broken to write music when they are in pain,” Lopez said. “For me, it’s the opposite. When I’m feeling really good I really feel like I’m doing my best music, and so I came back from the Dominican Republic and immediately informed everyone that I knew “I want to go into the studio”.

Lopez insisted she was “super happy” in this new season of her life.

“I’ve never been so good, and I want my people who care about me to know that I’ve really come to a place in my life where I’m fine on my own,” Lopez shared. “I think once you get to this place, amazing things happen to you that you never imagine would happen in your life. I love all the love that is coming to me right now and all the good wishes, and I just want everyone to know it’s the best time. It’s the best time of my life.


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