01/31/2014 AT 06:45 PM EST
In case you forgot, she's still Jenny from the block.
released a new music video
on Thursday for her "I'm-still-a-straight-up-Bronxgal" single "Same Girl."
The American Idol
judge went back to her roots, taking a camera crew back to her old neighborhood, the Bronx.
The video shows the 44-year-old walking the N.Y.C. streets and is reminiscent of her 2002 "Jenny From the Block" video
(minus her then-beau Ben Affleck
kissing her bikini-clad tush).
"This was guerrilla filmmaking at its best," she said in a behind-the-scenes video that debuted on Nuvo TV on Thursday. Lopez explained that she just called some friends and "grabbed a camera, jumped on the train, left the city and ran around the Bronx."
The mom of two
says she wanted to "recapture the essence of what it was like [growing up in the Bronx] and the simplicity of life that I used to feel when I was there."
"My life at this point has gotten so big and overwhelming at times," she admits. "Sometimes just going back there makes me feel like the same girl that I always was and brings everything back into perspective for me."