Same Girl

Album: A.K.A. (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Jennifer Lopez wrote this paean to her roots with Chris Brown. It finds the Bronx-raised singer telling us that she hasn't changed since her days in Castle Hill - she's still real and remains the same Jenny from the block.
  • The song was produced by Cory Rooney, who has helmed several of Lopez's hit tunes including her aforementioned "Jenny From The Block" and "Play." He worked on this track in collaboration with Bronx producers Amadeus, YaBoy Chizzy and Ryan M Tedder.
  • The video was shot in Lopez's old neighborhood in the Bronx on December 28, 2013 and directed by Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold. "I had this idea like, oh, when I do the video for ["Same Girl"], if I ever do a video for this, I'm gonna go back to my old neighborhood in the Bronx," she explained on The Tonight Show. "I'm gonna go back to Castle Hill, I'm gonna get on the train from Manhattan, I'm just gonna film the whole thing. So we did!"

    "We did it very guerrilla style," Lopez added. "You know it was just me and the camera and it turned out pretty cool."

    Lopez invited locals to cameo in the clip. "They all started kind of gathering around and we're like, 'Do you wanna be in the video?'" she recalled. "They're like 'Yeah!' and I was like, 'OK c'mon, sing this!'"
  • This was one of several songs that Lopez worked on with Chris Brown for her A.K.A. album. Asked by Pop Crush how she thought his style affected the sound of those tracks, Lopez replied: "He knew he was writing for me, but at the same time it was very organic to what he does. But when you hear the songs, I don't think you would think, like, 'Oh, he wrote 'Same Girl.' He wrote 'Emotions.'' There's very different things that he did for me on the album."

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