Jessica Simpson says new song about addiction healed her – New York Post

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Jessica Simpson’s return to the music scene came complete with a unique rendition of one of her favorite songs — showing a stripped-down, vulnerable version of the singer not previously seen in her bubbly pop singles.

In a cover of “Particles” by Nothing But Thieves, she sings, “Baby, tell me if I’m being strange, and if I need to rearrange my particles, I will for you, my particles, I will for you.”

In the accompanying music video, the 41-year-old sits alone in a room lit with flickering candles amongst stained glass, singing into a microphone.

“The whole idea of music heals is a very real statement to me,” she wrote in the description of the video. “This song healed a broken piece of me.”

The song comes after cryptically alluding to the release on Twitter, which followed a more serious thread of tweets about her past experience with addiction.

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The 41-year-old released a video with the song, featuring her in a room alone, singing the stripped-down cover.
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On Nov. 1, Simpson shared a tweet, along with a photo, that read, “This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017, is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self-discovery to unlock and explore.”

She followed up with a series of posts discussing her addiction to pills and alcohol, blaming a lack of self-love and self-respect for her behavior.

She opened up about her addiction last year in her memoir “Open Book,” in which she details her struggle with addiction as a way to cope with trauma.

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The song comes just days after Simpson posted this photo, detailing her struggle with addiction in 2017.
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The memoir release also came with six songs from Simpson, the last time anyone heard a musical peep from the singer. Before that, her last full-length album was more than a decade ago.

Jessica Simpson
“Particles,” she said, saved her from her addiction, which she discussed in her memoir and on social media.
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Now, though, she’s back and better than ever, saying “Particles” is a song that saved her when she was in that darker place.

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