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post in: Songs, News Date:02 Feb 2013, 13:02 views:2414
This upbeat, bass-heavy cut finds Jennifer Lopez paying tribute to gallery her beau: I wish you were my first love. Cause if you were first, baby. There wouldnt have been no second, third or fourth love.
Many of J-Los fans suspect the lyrics are directed to her former backup dancer Casper Smart, whom she had been in song a relationship with since October 2011.
The pair split shortly after the singles release. The song was produced and co-written by Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, who previously jennifer created such hit tunes as Baby One More Time, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Roar.
Max Martin is a genius, man, Lopez said during a listening party, Hes a super producer, maker of great pop hits. Ive always wanted to work with him but our paths hadnt crossed.
I sought him out. The song was also co-written by Cory Rooney, the co-writer and co-producer of Lopez' #1 hits Aint It Funny, Im Real and If You Had My Love. Lopez told Billboard magazine the story of the song.
We Max Martin, Cory Rooney, me, everyone were all talking about relationships, what theyre like, how hard work they are, and how it could have been so much simpler if the one was the first one, she recalled. We talked about it and he (Martin) came back and said, I have the song! I remember I was working on Idol and Max and Cory came on to the set and said, You have to hear this!
It came out of what we were talking about. He went in and did it the next day, Lopez continued. Those are the best songs for me, the songs that capture an emotion in a couple of words.
Its one of the best love songs that Ive heard in a long time, for. The music takes the words to another level. The songs music video was directed by Anthony Mandler, the man behind most of Rihannas video catalog as well as the likes of Justin Bieber, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
The visual features Lopez in the Mojave desert searching for her true love.