June 26, 2006 06:00 ET

New Music Sneak Preview: Jessica Simpson Blasts off This Week

Get Your Exclusive Network Premiere of Hot New Single ‘A Public Affair’ and Exclusive Scenes From Star Studded Video Shot by Brett Ratner

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"Everything you think you know about Jessica Simpson -- forget it. Here she comes with the best music ever, a fun summer blockbuster smash called 'A Public Affair,' an irresistible fresh look, and a video packed with exciting surprises. I am so proud to be a part of this moment with her as she's about to knock everyone off their feet." -- Brett Ratner, Director, "X-Men: The Last Stand"

"Jessica Simpson opens a new chapter in her life ready to set the charts ablaze. This record is perfect!" boasts Chuck Taylor of Billboard magazine.

This week, superstar JESSICA SIMPSON is kicking off the launch of her forthcoming album "A Public Affair" with the release of her first single, a dance-pop summer smash single also entitled "A Public Affair." Reminiscent of a fun roller-skating jam, co-written by Jessica and Johnta Austin (Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige) and produced by Lester Mendez, the anthem is about a girl's night out.

This weekend, Brett Ratner of "X-Men" fame directed a star-studded video chronicling a fun night out with Jessica and her celebrity friends. Jessica Simpson is joined in the clip by EVA LONGORIA, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, CHRISTINA MILIAN, MARIA MENOUNOS, ANDY DICK AND RYAN SEACREST. Jessica will appear on MTV's "TRL" on July 19th to unveil the video; her appearance will be preceded by an exclusive "Making the Video" special.

On Tuesday, June 27th, a major pre-order campaign launches with lots of incentives for fans. When fans log on to to order the album in advance of August 29th, they will also receive an exclusive DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, and the chance to win a trip to New York City for a fans-only party with Jessica herself. And that day in the mobile space, Epic Records will launch a creative multi-city street advertising campaign in ten major markets with posters reading Text "Jess" to the short code 33992 where people can text to hear the song. They'll also be able to download the ringtone and sign up to receive text messages about Jessica. The text campaign is available across all major US Carriers. Yahoo! is launching their "Get Your Freak On" contest where fans will to create their own version of the video submitting a 30-second clip of them grooving to the new tune. The best and hottest performers will be included in a special fans-only video for the new track, premiering exclusively on Yahoo! Music, July 10th.

This is Jessica's fifth solo album, "A Public Affair," to be released on August 29th, 2005. Simpson boasts song writing credits on 9 out of the 12 slated tracks, produced by the most sought-after producers in the business: Lester Mendez, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Cory Rooney, Scott Storch and Stargate.

Simpson started her multi-platinum musical career in 1999 with her major label debut, "Sweet Kisses" that spawned the smash single, "I Wanna Love You Forever." 2 years later she followed up with "Irresistible" in 2001. By her third album in 2003, Simpson showcased her maturity with the triple platinum "In This Skin," which spawned hits like "With You" and the reworked Berlin track, "Take My Breath Away." Her last effort in 2004 was "Rejoice: A Christmas Album," showcasing cherished holiday favorites.

Contact Information

  • For more information or hard copy:
    Jim Bowling