By: Gabriela Yareliz
Today’s song (the last song in the J.Lo series), “Dance Again,” is a club jam. I am not including the actual music video simply because it’s very sexual and that young dancer she dated, Casper Smart, is in it. Bleh. Interestingly, Enrique Iglesias was one of the writers on this song. I will say this, what I love about the song is not the weird verses about her loving to make love to her partner. It’s like, Girl, we get it. I do love Pitbull, though. Mr. Worldwide makes an appearance. *Florida vibes*
What I like about the song is the chorus. The chorus is all about the fact that no matter what happens, you will and should love again and dance again. We have one life. Lopez started as a dancer, and she has come a long way since then. I love the metaphor of dancing again as a symbol of all we can still do, even after suffering, heartbreak, pain and shattered dreams. The song, apart from that, has no depth, but I hope you feel that euphoric message in its chorus. “I wanna dance, and love, and dance again.” This was part of her comeback to music after years (it was 2012 and post-separation from Marc Anthony). J.Lo was reborn. You too can have a comeback and rise like a phoenix.
If you haven’t danced in a while, know that you will dance again.