KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Lopez is releasing her new song "Cambia El Paso" with Rauw Alejandro Monday
  • The singer said her new track is about moving on when "something's not feeling right"
  • She teased the release of their collaboration by sharing a selfie with Alejandro Friday

Jennifer Lopez has opened up about her new song, "Cambia El Paso," and the great message of the track.

Ahead of the song's Monday release, the "Let's Get Loud" singer explained that it is about change and moving on when "something's not feeling right."

"The song is about change and not being afraid to take the step," she told SiriusXM's Pitbull’s Globalization Thursday while promoting her upcoming single.

The title "Cambia El Paso" translates in English to change the step, seemingly fitting for the 51-year-old performer who split from her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April and reconciled with another ex, Ben Affleck.

"Like, just take the step, advance, do what you need to do. If something’s not feeling right, whatever it is in your life, like, just make that move and dance," Lopez continued. "Dance is life, and joy and happiness."

The "Hustlers" star explained that when she speaks about dance, it's more than just moving around physically. When it comes to her new track, which is a collaboration with Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro, she said that it's about living and enjoying life.

"I’m talking about something else. All she wants to do is just dance, dance, dance, dance again," Lopez said. "You gotta live. You gotta be yourself. You got to be happy. And that’s what the record’s about."

Lopez teased her new single Thursday on her Instagram and Twitter. "Hola mi gente, I'm at my home working on my new song and video with Rauw Alejandro, 'Cambia El Paso,'" she said in the video she posted. "There it is! I hope you guys love it as much as we do. It comes out on Monday."

On Friday, the singer-actress also shared a selfie with Alejandro — who joined Selena Gomez for her track "Baila Conmigo" and Lauren Jauregui on "Lento" — promoting their collaboration.

Meanwhile, Lopez and Rodriguez called off their engagement in April after four years together. In their announcement, the exes said they were better off friends.

"We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so," they wrote in a joint statement. "We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another's children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support."

Shortly after their split, Lopez reconnected with Affleck, and they have since been spotted together multiple times. They were seen kissing publicly for the first time when they attended the 50th birthday of her sister, Lynda Lopez, mid-June. 

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez is pictured at the Golden Globes. Photo: AFP/VALERIE MACON