`Love?` inspired by my babies: J Lo

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 13:55 PM IST

Mumbai: Multi-faceted Jennifer Lopez is back on the music platform with `Love?` - her first album in four years. Dwelling on, you guessed it, love, the American actress-singer says it is inspired by her twins Emme and Max.

"I think having the babies has inspired the lyrics and the music of my new album," Jennifer, popularly known as J Lo, told reporters.

"My album `Love?` is about the various aspects of love. The overall sound is the combination of different influences. The sound of the album is very much my sound, but with the `Today`s` feel. There are a few guest artists as well on the album," said the singer who released it after "Brave", which had hit the shelves in 2007.

It took the Latin singer two-and-a-half-years to put it together.

"Love?" was released earlier this month.

"I have attempted to explore different questions I have about love. With this album, I wish to say the truth as to who I am as a recording artist, with my dancing, my attitude, and everything that I have brought about on the table," said the 41-year-old, who is married to American musician Marc Anthony.

"The prime USP of this album is that I have used a combination of different influences which are pop, dance, Latin and urban, all mixed into one bag," She said.

`Love?` is J Lo`s seventh album. In her more than a decade-long career in the music world, she is known for delivering hits like `On the 6`, `J.Lo` and `This Is Me... Then`.

So what took her so long?

"Sometimes, it just takes that much time to realize what you want to say and how you want to say; what you are thinking and want to write about. It was not until six months after I started recording again that I knew what type of songs I wanted to do and that`s when the album really started pulling together," said the crooner.

Jennifer will also release a Spanish version of the album.

"I have recorded Spanish-language versions of some of the songs from `Love?` and I am planning to release a full-length Spanish album next," she revealed.

Finally, from her first album to this one, what has she learnt in all these years?

"Each time I learn and there will be no time when I will be self-satiated. For me, it`s important to keep up to the music of today but it has to be me," said Jennifer.

IANS