Jessica Simpson says recording her first song in 11 years 'healed a broken piece' of her


Jessica Simpson says recording her latest track ‘healed a broken piece’ of her.

Simpson released her cover of Particles by Nothing But Thieves on Wednesday, marking her first single since 2010.

And in the caption for her stripped back music video, the star, who recently celebrated four years of sobriety, wrote: ‘The whole idea of music heals is a very real statement to me. This song healed a broken piece of me.’

Healed: Jessica Simpson says recording her latest track Particles, a cover of a Nothing But Thieves track, 'healed a broken piece' of her

Healed: Jessica Simpson says recording her latest track Particles, a cover of a Nothing But Thieves track, ‘healed a broken piece’ of her

In the video Simpson, 41, is seen alone surrounded by lit candles and stained glass.

She sings vulnerable lyrics, like: ‘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.’ 

Simpson alluded to the new track earlier this month on social media, explaining how her battle with alcohol addiction has shaped her.

‘This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,’ Jessica wrote along with a photo of her at a low-pointy, looking out of sorts at home on the couch.

She went on: ‘I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.’

Drinking was an excuse, Simpson said, adding: ‘And quite honestly I was exhausted.’

Comeback: The song is her first new material since 2010

Comeback: The song is her first new material since 2010

Solo: In the video Simpson, 41, is seen alone surrounded by lit candles and stained glass

Solo: In the video Simpson, 41, is seen alone surrounded by lit candles and stained glass

Lyrics: She sings vulnerable lyrics, like: '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'

Lyrics: She sings vulnerable lyrics, like: ‘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’

She added that she wanted to actually feel her pain so she could ‘carry it like a badge of honor.’  

Simpson wanted to ‘break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.’

The clothing designer said she can’t believe it has been four years since she stopped drinking.

‘It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha.’

She also said there is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. 

A look back: Jessica celebrated four years of sobriety with a photo of her at a low point, showing how far she's come since

A look back: Jessica celebrated four years of sobriety with a photo of her at a low point, showing how far she’s come since

Better now: 'I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.' Seen this summer

Better now: ‘I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.’ Seen this summer

‘The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage,’ said the Public Affair singer.

‘The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. 

‘I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.’ 

In her memoir Open Book she talked about getting dry, writing: ‘I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills.’

‘Giving up the alcohol was easy. I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.’ 

Sobering up: In her memoir Open Book she talked about getting dry, writing: 'I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills'

Sobering up: In her memoir Open Book she talked about getting dry, writing: ‘I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills’

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