Jessica Mauboy Releases New Song “Forget You”
Australian singer-songwriter Jessica Mauboy will released her fifth studio album “Yours Forever” on February 9, 2024.
The album is her first LP in five years since the 2019 album “Hilda” and is also the first release under her new label Warner Music Australia.
From the album, she released the final promotional single called “Forget You” on January 19, 2024.
She co-wrote the song with Grace Pitts and Sam de Jong, who also produced the track.
Jessica Mauboy said of the song, “'Forget You' is about taking back what’s yours - your inner strength and sass. We crafted a musical narrative that speaks to independence and the joy of embracing life. Whether it's a bad boss, a breakup or waking up from a nightmare, some things in life can get the better of you. This song is about knowing that you can be strong and say a big 'Forget You' to those things holding you back.”
- She continued, “After playing around with melodies on the organ, the song really found its stride when we got the lyrics to the opening verse down - 'Sunshiny days/ Sweetest taste ever / Breaking away / watch my escape forever'. We wanted to set the scene of this perfect holiday, when you leave everything behind, and cruise along to the bouncing bass line. It felt cool and swaggy. Sam came up with ‘Forget You’ and then I just had to add that growl to the vocal. The rest followed easily and before we knew it, we couldn't stop chanting 'Forget You' around the studio.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Lawrence Lim.
Jessica Mauboy said of the video, “Together with Lawrence, we came up with a concept that included a bit of comedy, and I loved acting out the different scenes of how sometimes, life gives you lemons, but there’s a way of finding the joy in life and making lemonade. We wanted to create relatable scenarios as 'Forget You' is just that, a song that anyone can take and apply to their own story and use as an uplifting anthem to get through a tough time. It goes without saying that I think my co-star in the video is my favourite yet and is destined for great things. Leo’s debut acting role is sure to land him further opportunities and no doubt his calendar will fill up fast with gigs and appearances!”
- source : Apple Music