Jessica Simpson’s Comeback: New Music, Budget Ad Campaign

Jessica Simpson is gearing up for her musical comeback. The pop star is recording new music and is scheduled to perform on the Today show in August.

The 35-year-old singer and fashion designer teased new music by sharing new photos from the recording studio on Instagram. Simpson shared a photo of herself alongside singer-songwriter Linda Perry and another one of herself sitting in a chair with the caption, “Studio Vibin’.”

Earlier this week, Jessica Simpson confirmed her big musical comeback in an interview with The Huffington Post.

“It’s been a very exciting time to rediscover music and I definitely have so much inspiration. There’s a lot to talk about. There’s a lot to sing about. There’s a lot I feel like people will relate to.

“I’ve been in the music business for so long, and it’s interesting to see what I come up with as a mom and the perspective I have after all the records I have made and all the life situations I’ve been through.”

Additionally, the Today show announced on Friday, May 13, that Simpson will perform during their summer concert series on Aug. 26. When Simpson made an appearance on the talk show in September, she revealed that she had a recording studio built inside her home so she can work on new music and watch her children.

“That project is almost wrapped up. I probably have, like, maybe three more weeks until it’s done and I’m down in my basement recording. [Singing has] always [been] one of my biggest passions in the world. I love to use my voice.”

The buxom blonde released her sixth studio album, Do You Know, in 2008 when she made her foray into country music. Jessica then followed up with her second holiday album, Happy Christmas, in 2010. According to Pop Dust, it’s been 10 years since Jessica released her last pop album, A Public Affair.

The title track’s video featured Simpson’s girl squad: Christina Applegate, Christian Milian, and Eva Longoria roller skating while suggestively eating ice cream and other snacks. It also featured cameos by Andy Dick and Ryan Seacrest.

Go back in time and check out Jessica Simpson’s “Public Affair” video below.

In the meantime, you can catch Jessica on TV in her latest ad campaign with Budget. The billionaire fashion icon has teamed up with the company to help promote their car rental service. Jessica is featured in the series of commercials that shows the singer wearing a shiny silver snake print dress and oversized sunglasses. Sure, it’s kind of dated but Jessica’s bubbly, but dimwitted, personality makes up for it.

The first commercial is called “Paparazzi” and explains how Simpson uses the service to avoid paparazzi when embarking on family vacation.

“We believe that Budget is the leading value car rental brand in America and is ideal for anyone who wants to get away for the weekend or the week, or for avoiding the paparazzi if you’re an entertainment superstar,” said Scott Deaver, Avis Budget Group’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer said in a statement. “Jessica Simpson embodies the joyful, exuberant entrepreneurial spirit of our customers and is a great fit for the brand. She’s a professional busy mom of two who values the time she spends with her family.”

“I like to be spontaneous with my family. We are always up for an adventure!” Simpson said of her latest endorsement. “Whenever we go, Budget Rental Car makes the experience easy, affordable and so much fun.”

Of course, you do not need to be a celebrity to use the service. There’s many reasons why you may need to rent a car. You can rent a car anytime your vehicle is in the shop, or if you want to drive something different without having to buy or lease a new car.

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