Aussie pop talent Jessica Mauboy reveals details of her upcoming album Yours Forever and its latest single Flashback. The single is a nostalgic pop hit geared towards dancefloor. It sees Jessica work with co-writers James Gales, PNAU’s Nick Littlemore and Toby Anagnostis. The number is produced by Butter Bath, James Gales and Nick Littlemore.
Jessica shares “‘Flashback’ is a song that holds a very special place in my heart – this song captures the exhilarating feeling of falling in love.” She adds: “We’d begin each session with all the lights in the studio turned off and start improvising together – the guys would lay down synth and guitar ideas while I freestyled melodies over the top. That day, Nick came into the vocal booth and gave me the prompt to write about my love story, the love I have now with my husband. How do you capture that undeniably big love and share that with the world?”
Jessica draws on her own experiences with love for the lyrics: “It’s a lump in your throat, butterflies in your stomach, a giddy feeling. The lyrics “Flashback I’m frozen, standing right in front of the one I’m gunna love” is reminiscent of when I first met my husband. I remember feeling frozen, my mind clearing, and the distinct feeling that our connection was a premonition of our love to come.”
On the album Yours Forever, Jessica talks about opening up: “Yours Forever is me at my truest self, comfortable in my skin, not comparing myself or trying to be someone or something that anyone expects me to be.” She continues: “When you strip it all back, musically it’s beautiful melodies, storytelling lyrics, rhythms that connect with the soul, and it has a depth that I’ve never gone to or shared before.”
Flashback follows Jason Derulo assisted single Give You Love, which is also expected to feature on the Yours Forever album.