Is Jessica Simpson Releasing New Music? It's Time To Get Excited, J. Simp Fans

Jessica Simpson is on top of the world right now. Her namesake fashion brand just turned 10 years old, and she has been enjoying time with her husband and two babies. But many of us first met Simpson through something else: her singing talent. Some fans might be wondering if she will return to the roots of her fame. After all, it has been quite a while since the 35-year-old has released music — almost five years, if you can believe it. Well, as it turns out, Jessica Simpson is working on some new music, so it's time for fans to get excited.

Simpson announced in March of this year that she was starting to work on a new record. The last album she released was a holiday album called Happy Christmas, and that was all the way back in 2010. But it seems like she is ready to put her vocal chords to work again, even if it means turning down other projects in the process. Interestingly enough, she reportedly turned down a $1 million book deal in order to work on this new music. According to Us Weekly, literary agents wanted the former pop princess to pen a book about her business success or a lifestyle book about her life with her husband and kids. But it seemed like the deal was not quite right for Simpson — at least not yet. In any case, if it is true that she turned down the very lucrative offer to work on new music, it must be some good stuff!

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There is no word yet on when her new music will be released, or if it will just be a single or part of a larger album. In the last non-Christmas, non-greatest hits album Simpson released, Do You Know , she experimented with some country music. There is also no word yet on whether she's dabbling in country again with her new music or if it will be purely pop like her earlier hits "With You" or "Irresistible." That said, there are a couple exciting details from the songstress herself.

Simpson has been working on the music in her own home recording studio, and the recording process has even been the center of some family fun for Simpson and her little ones.

"I have a recording studio in my house so I can be around my babies as well," she told Extra in March. "And they might try and sing over me. They won't be my background vocalists, they'll be like, 'Ahh!' They'll be upfront and personal."

Sounds like exciting stuff! If she has a recording studio in her own home, obviously her upcoming work is very important to her. And wouldn't it be fun if there were references to her adorable kids in the album — or better yet, their own vocals? They definitely sound ready for their debut.