Jessie J unwraps a simple but vulnerable music video for her Ex-bashing single, “Not My Ex.” In the grayscale clip, the UK songstress dons wet hair and a dark sweater as she emotionally delivers the soulful song, in which she blames herself as well as her Ex for their wasted time together.
“My Ex used to tell me I’m flawless / When laying low with all the girls,” she sings. “Believed him when he said he was honest / Then blame myself when I got hurt.”
She continued: “My Ex used to tell me I’m selfish / But never did he put me first / Ignore me and he do it on purpose / Just to have the last word.”
“Not My Ex,” which follows the previous release “Think About That,” will appear on Jessie’s upcoming fourth full-length album, R.O.S.E.(Realizations, Obsessions, Sex, and Empowerment), which will capture her struggles and journey back.
“For each letter there is a word, and for each word there is a song I will share with you,” she said of the title. “I’m strong enough now to let you in, to be real and to be free.” R.O.S.E. is due in 2018.
In addition, Jessie is gearing up to kick off her International tour, beginning October 8 at Birmingham Institute in Birmingham, UK with dates plotted through October 28 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Check out the full itinerary below.
International & U.S.Tour Dates:
10/14 – Cologne, GR – Live Music Hall SOLD OUT
10/16 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso SOLD OUT
10/17 – Berlin, GR – Huxleys Neue Welt
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club SOLD OUT
10/24 – New York, NY – La Poisson Rouge SOLD OUT
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge SOLD OUT
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour SOLD OUT
10/28 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall SOLD OUT