Who We Are (song)

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This article is about the song by Jessica Simpson. For the song by The Cheetah Girls, see Who We Are (The Cheetah Girls song).
"Who We Are"
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Promotional single by Jessica Simpson
Released March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
Format Promo single
Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:19
Label Epic
Writer Jessica Simpson, Evan Bogart, Shari Short, Billy Corgan
Producer Kerry Brown

"Who We Are" is a pop rock song by American singer and actress Jessica Simpson to promote her reality show The Price of Beauty. It was released on March 9, 2010. Jessica co-wrote the song with Evan Bogart, Shari Short and Billy Corgan. The single was produced by Kerry Brown.[1]

Background and theme[edit]

"Who We Are" was inspired by Jessica's travels around the world along with Ken Paves and Cacee Cob to discover what beauty is and means to other cultures while filming "Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty".[2] The concept of the song and show came from the controversy that was caused in January 2009, when Simpson was on her country tour and performed at a chili cook-off. This led to global media scrutiny about her weight gain and choice of clothing, branding her 'fat' and her 'mom jeans hideous'. Although Simpson didn't publicly speak about the criticism at the time, she felt that doing the show was her way of speaking out. The song is about Jessica's new perception about beauty and self-esteem.[citation needed]

The lyrics also describe how everybody should embrace their flaws and mistakes, as this is what defines us and makes us unique. Simpson announced on Good Morning America that the song lyrics: "You gotta be you for yourself. Because you're like nobody else." were from her personal journal that she recorded whilst on her travels.

Release and promotion[edit]

Jessica premiered the song during an interview On Air with Ryan Seacrest on March 9, 2010.[3] She also promoted the song on I Heart Radio on March 10 during an interview with audience.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "news - jessicasimpsonheadquarters.com". Jessicasimpson.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ "news - jessicasimpsonheadquarters.com". Jessicasimpson.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Jessica Simpson - On-Air with Ryan Seacrest on 102.7 KIIS FM". Ryan.kiisfm.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Radio Player". Iheartradio.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Jessica Simpson - iheartradio.com 350+ Radio Stations, Videos & More". Iheartradio.com. Retrieved 2010-03-15.