Jennifer Lopez is back in the studio.
The 51-year-old singer and actress took to Instagram on Saturday to share a post that *seemed* to tease new music on the horizon. The post featured a picture of Lopez belting it out in the studio, captioned “Sexy summer fun coming 🎶💕.”
As if a permanent declaration on her grid weren’t enough, Lopez shared the same image and message on her Instagram Story, just for good measure:
We can only assume (or at very least dearly, dearly hope) that this means Lopez is preparing to grace our collective ears with a bop that will become the song of the summer for 2021. It wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine the iconic performer just strolling into a studio in mid-May and deciding to create the song of the summer on a whim. After all, Lopez is nothing if not driven and hard-working.
“Since I was little, I was an overachiever,” she told in March. “All you had to do was tell me what to do. I took direction really well and then I crushed it. That was my personality.”
And that attitude has followed through her adult life. In the same interview, when reflecting on the success of , she added, “If you work hard, you can accomplish something. You can win the medal.”
Lopez’s exes Marc Anthony and Ben Affleck (with whom she’s rumored to be rekindling a romance in the wake of her split from Alex Rodriguez) also praised her work ethic in an profile this spring.
“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck told the magazine. “She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business. She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I ‘m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”